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CB Aqib Talib’s Trial Set For March of 2012

Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib’s trial on assault with a deadly weapon charges will not take place until March of 2012, Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times reports.

It is the position of the NFL that violations of Commissioner Roger Goodell’s personal conduct policy during the lockout will be enforceable, a stance the NFL Players Association intends to challenge. Goodell does have a history of allowing the legal process to play itself out before handing down discipline, which means Talib will likely be available to the Buccaneers for all 16 games this season. (Provided there are 16 games this season)

The 25-year-old Talib is a Pro Bowl-caliber cornerback, totaling 127 tackles, 15 interceptions, and 35 passes defensed in 41 career games since being chosen with the 20th overall pick of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Kansas.

$1.0563 million guarantee on Talib’s $1,563 million base salary next season is fully guaranteed.

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