The Pinellas County battery charges filed against Tampa Bay Buccaneer Aqib Talib could soon be dismissed if the Buc defender completes a pre-trial intervention program. Usually reserved for non-violent, first-time offenders, Talib has been allowed to enter the program with a warning that if he breaks the law in any way more serious than a Tampa speeding ticket, the prosecution on battery charges will move forward.
Talib was arrested for striking a cab driver according to the Florida Highway Patrol. He was apparently on his way back to Tampa from a St. Pete nightclub when the altercation took place. Talib had a couple incidents of violence in his past but had never been charged for his altercation at an NFL Rookie Symposium or when he swung his helmet at a teammate and then mistakenly hit another. His battery charges can be dropped upon his successful completion of the program.