Aqib Talib Avoids Suspension From Roger Goodell, According To Report

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has decided to not suspend Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib for violating the league's personal conduct policy, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

In May, the 25-year-old Talib was arrested in Garland, Texas on aggravated assault with deadly weapons charges following an incident in March where Talib allegedly pistol-whipped and fired multiple shots at his sister's boyfriend. The incident occurred during the lockout, but the NFL maintained that players would be held accountable for possible personal conduct policy violations during that period.

Talib has maintained his innocence and the legal process will not be resolved until 2012. Earlier this week, Yahoo! Sports reported that after being summoned to meet with Goodell at the league offices in New York, Talib would face a four-game suspension to the start the season.

Word that Talib will not be suspended will likely greeted with elation in the Tennessee Titans wide receivers meeting room, as Kenny Britt, who was arrested multiple times during the lockout, was also summoned to New York to meet with Goodell this week.

Buccaneers General Manager Mark Dominik confirmed the report to the Buccaneers Radio Network prior to Saturday night's preseason game with the Miami Dolphins. A hamstring injury has kept Talib off the field throughout the preseason, including tonight's game.

For more on the Buccaneers, visit Bucs Nation.

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