*Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib was released from a Dallas hospital on Monday after being treated for a gunshot wound to his right leg.
While cops continue to investigate the shooting and have made no arrests in the case, KUSA-TV in Denver reported Monday that Talib told people close to him he accidentally shot himself.
Talib told police he had been hanging out at a park with friends when he was shot early Sunday morning. But detectives are looking into whether Talib was actually shot at the Vlive nightclub where two other people were shot by an unknown suspect in an incident around the same time.
WFAA-TV in Dallas said Talib told police he was too intoxicated to remember exactly what happened when he got shot.
The bullet entered his right thigh and exited his right calf, according to the police report. Such a trajectory might suggest a self-inflicted wound.
He was discharged from Medical City Hospital and returned to Denver after missing his teammates’ visit to the White House on Monday to commemorate their win in Super Bowl 50:
Last week, Talib said he had purchased a custom-made suit to meet President Obama. Instead, he spent the day facing more medical treatment and lingering questions about how he got shot.
Although he didn’t require surgery and the Broncos believe he will make a full recovery, it’s unlikely Talib will practice again until training camp, reports the AP. The team’s mandatory minicamp starts Tuesday and the final slate of offseason practices is next week.
Talib is coming off his third consecutive Pro Bowl season, one in which broke up 13 passes and intercepted three, two of which he returned for touchdowns.