It has been a rough year on the field for the NFLâ€™s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It hasnâ€™t been much better off the field for one of its top players, cornerback Aqib Talib. The Buc was charged for assault when he punched a Tampa cab driver in the neck and ear when he left a St. Petersburg nightclub and headed to Tampa.
According to the St. Pete Times, Talib may avoid a trial according to his attorney. The judge in the case asked if pre-trial intervention was a possibility. The defense attorney said he and the prosecutors were hopeful for something else but he would not elaborate on what the two parties were discussing. The pre-trial intervention would include a year of probation that would end in the charges being dropped if Talib stayed out of trouble.