Aqib Talib was NOT Arrested in Dallas Sunday

Aqib Talib gets a drink of water during a June practice in this file photo.
Aqib Talib gets a drink of water during a June practice in this file photo.
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#TwitterFail doesn’t even begin to describe it.

A police spokesperson said that Denver Broncos cornerback and former New England Patriots player Aqib Talib was arrested for public intoxication early Sunday morning after throwing bottles in a Dallas nightclub.

Small problem: Aqib Talib was not arrested for public intoxication early Sunday morning after throwing bottles in a Dallas nightclub.

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Dallas Police Maj. Max Geron tweeted a correction about two hours after the department’s initial bulletin to clarify that authorities had, in fact, arrested Talib’s brother Yaqub:


Asked by reporters about the circumstances of the mix-up, Geron said an email he received about the arrest incorrectly identified the man as an NFL player.

As of 12:30 p.m. Sunday, a number of tweets from Dallas Police Major Max Geron misidentifying Talib remained published on his timeline, nearly an hour after a correction was posted:


Talib signed a six-year, $57 million contract with the Broncos on March 12.