DENVER — Widespread reports that Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib was arrested in Dallas early Sunday were totally false, according to the team and Talib’s agent.
In fact, it was Yaqub Talib, Aqib’s 31-year-old brother, who was charged in connection with a disturbance at the Synn nightclub.
The Broncos player was at home during the incident and had no interaction with police, said Broncos Director of Media Relations Patrick Smyth.
The false reports stemmed from a series of erroneous tweets by Maj. Max Geron of the Dallas Police Department. After initially tweeting that Aqib Talib had been arrested, he backpedaled and tweeted an apology.
“My apologies to Aqib Talib,” the tweet read. “Original information reported was incorrect.”
All of the related tweets have since been deleted.
The nightclub’s website said it was hosting an “Official NFL Camp After Party” Saturday, hosted by seven football stars.
Aqib Talib signed a six-year, $57 million contract with the Broncos in March.AlertMe