Aqib Talib Told "Highly Questionable" that His Gradmother Carried Gun Everywhere, His Mom Shot His Uncle

Aqib Talib Told "Highly Questionable" that His Gradmother Carried Gun Everywhere, His Mom Shot His Uncle

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Aqib Talib Told "Highly Questionable" that His Gradmother Carried Gun Everywhere, His Mom Shot His Uncle

Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib was shot in the leg while at a night club over the weekend. The team is looking into the possibility the wound was self-inflicted. Details about what really happened remain sparse.

The incident comes less than two months after Talib gave a candid interview with Dan Le Batard and Bomani Jones of ESPN’s Highly Questionable in which he spoke about both his mother’s and grandmother’s gun use (at the 5-minute mark).

“Big Momma? She was like the duke of the neighborhood,” Talib said of his grandmother. “If there was a situation or a beef — Big Momma carried a gun with her all day long. She was in the grocery store with a .38 Special ready for any situation. Everyone around East Cleveland know Big Ma.”

Talib also recounted the time his mother shot his uncle for playing music too loud and his grandmother convinced him to not tell the police.

Jones followed up by asking if family shootouts “just kind of happen.”

“It might go there, man, back in those hood days,” Talib said.

Let me be perfectly clear that I’m not suggesting these Talib stories suggest one sequence of events over another. What is clear is that these stories sound a lot different after he was involved in a shooting than when he shared them in April.

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