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Aqib Talib, mother issued felony warrants

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ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 07: Aqib Talib #25 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers nearly intercepts a pass intended for Michael Jenkins #12 of the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on November 7, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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A troubling situation for Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib took a dramatic turn for the worse on Tuesday.

Felony warrants were issued Tuesday for Talib and his mother Okolo Talib on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to a statement released by the Garland, Texas police.

Okolo Talib turned herself in to police Tuesday. Aqib Talib is expected to turn himself in later in the week. Bond for his warrant is set at $25,000.

We were wondering if Talib would be able to keep his job with the Bucs this morning and suspect this felony warrant will help make the Bucs’ decision easier. (Although they can’t do anything until the lockout ends.) Now Talib has bigger issues to worry about.

Police believe Aqib Talib “attempted to physically assault and did shoot at” Shannon Billings, the boyfriend of Talib’s sister. They also believe Okolo Talib shot at Billings.

The charges are second degree felonies and carry a range of punishment of 5 -20 years in prison.