Aqib Talib is an American football corner that currently represents the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). Born in Cleveland on February 13, 1986, Ohio Aqib has earned a reputation as one of the NFL’s bad boys.
Bio of Aqib Talib
Aqib Talib was born the son of Theodore and Donna Henry. His mother Donna converted to Islam later in her life and forced her newfound religion on all her children by giving them Muslim names: Yaqub, Aquib, Kai, and Saran. Talib was the youngest of his siblings, and the direct translation of his name Talib means “student”. Talib witnessed his parents’ divorce at a very early age, and in the custody hearing his mother was granted custody of Aquib.
Talib then moved with his mother to Texas to complete his education in the 8th Aquib attended high school at Berkner High School in a small town called Richardson in Texas. He was a great soccer player during his school days. In high school, he was named “Defensive Back of the Year” of the school, and as a hot college football candidate, he has rated two stars by Rivals.com and recruited by the state of Kansas in his senior year.
Aquib Talib attended Kansas State University, where he played football for the Kansa Jayhawks football team from 2005 to 2007. With a lot of time and effort, Talib managed to establish himself as one of the best defensive college players in the country and was recognized as the unanimous All-American of the first team.
On 6 January 2008, Talib unexpectedly announced that he would give up his senior national team season to be included in the 2008 NFL Draft. In the 2008 NFL Draft, he was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round and was ranked 20th overall in the annual draft. He then signed a very lucrative four-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers valued at an estimated $14 million, with an additional $8 million guaranteed.
A month after signing his contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Talib became involved in a dispute that led to a fistfight with his rookie, Cory Boyd, at the NFL Rookie Symposium in July 2008.
Apart from the fistfight at the symposium, Aquib was involved in a violent shootout in the early hours of June 5, 2016. Aquib was shot in the right leg outside a very famous Dallas strip club after his release from the hospital. Later, through a series of investigations, it was discovered that Aquib had falsified the entire report after shooting himself in the feet and lying to the police.
He continued to live on the fringe and on the edge of the law, and the following year in August, he beat up a cab driver and was arrested by Florida police and checked into Pinellas County Jail, where he was charged with resisting arrest, but without violence and simple assault.
The violent and reckless vein showed no signs of slowing down when a warrant was issued for his arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was accused of firing a gun in the direction of his sister’s boyfriend but was later released on $25,000 bail.
Who Is Aqib Talib’s Wife
Aqib Talib married his long-time girlfriend and 7-year-old fiancée, Gypsy Benitez, on March 26, 2016, in Dallas, Texas, in a wedding ceremony attended by his teammates from the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos. The couple is currently blessed with two children, his eldest son Jabil Talib and his daughter Kiara Talib.
As a professional football player, Talib is expected to be in top physical shape and condition, which he is. His height is 1.85 m or 1.85 m in meters. The athlete weighs about 205 lb. or 93 kg in kilograms.
Aqib Talib Salary, Net Worth
As a professional footballer who has spent about a decade at the top of the NFL, Aqib Talib should have a large fortune, and he certainly has a large fortune. Currently, Aqib Talib has a net worth that is currently $20 million.