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Talib's future uncertain, but he has support of veteran teammates

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Dan Parr

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By Dan Parr

Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib, who is alleged to have fired a gun at his sister's boyfriend, has been indicted on a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and could face 2-20 years in jail if convicted.

Bucs CB Ronde Barber, a team leader and close friend of head coach Raheem Morris, recently said the Bucs shouldn't release Talib if he's acquitted. Veteran TE Kellen Winslow recently expressed similar feelings on the matter, saying the Bucs need to have to Talib to contend for a title.

PFW reported in April that no decision on Talib would be made by the team until his court case was complete. Barber and Winslow are making it clear to the organization that they fully would support keeping Talib. The decision on Talib ultimately will be made by GM Mark Dominik and ownership, but the players are doing what they can to grease the skids for him to stay.

Talib, a first-round pick in 2008, could qualify as a repeat violator of the league's personal-conduct policy, however, and might face a suspension when football resumes. A court date has not been set in Talib's case and indications are there is still a chance the two sides will settle and not go to court.

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