Money Grubber Tries To Extort Talib
March 09, 2012 at 09:38am by Scott • 6 Comments »
I’ve been pretty hard on Aqib Talib over the last year. And with good reason. The guy is a magnet for controversy, distraction and criminal charges. But this last thing that came out yesterday where a Tampa woman is accusing Talib of threatening her reeks of a cash grab.
The plaintiff, Betty Atwood, said she was driving eastbound on Spruce Street near West Shore Boulevard on Dec. 9, 2010, when Talib “negligently caused them to collide,” according to the suit, filed March 2 with the Civil Division of Hillsborough County’s 13th Circuit Court.
Atwood said in the suit that before police arrived Talib threatened her. The suit, which seeks damages of $15,000, said Atwood suffered physical injuries from the crash as well as depression, anxiety and “severe emotional distress” from Talib’s threat.
That’s not last December, that’s December 2010. This broad has been sitting on this for 15 months and just now, when Talib’s Texas case is about to go to trial, she wants to sue? That’s some serious bullshit right there. She’s hoping that with the negative press that Talib is about to get for his shootiness, he’ll see $15,000 as not enough to get excited about and just settle.
First of all, if Talib had “negligently caused them to collide”, he would have been cited at the time. She called 911 when it happened. If it was a big deal, the cops would have been all over it. But it was so not a big deal that the cops don’t have any record of it.
On Thursday, Tampa police said they had no accident report from the alleged incident and could not verify that a traffic accident involving Talib occurred on the date given in the lawsuit.
Talib admitted to getting into the accident, but claims to not have threatened her. First of all, this alleged threat didn’t happen in 1993, so there’s no way Talib said he was going to “put a cap in her ass”. That’s so old, even white people don’t say it as a joke anymore. Second, even if he did threaten her in some way (and let’s be honest, he probably shot his mouth off somewhat to her), she can’t wait 15 months to report it. You lose all credibility that you were somehow hurt by these words when you sit on them for over a year. If someone threatens to hurt you and you take him seriously, don’t you call the police right then and report it? Maybe see what they can do about protecting you and keeping your identity and address off any paper records that are shared between the parties? Even if you don’t want to possibly get him mad by calling the cops right then and there, you go home and report it the next day. But waiting 15 months? Sorry, your time has passed and now you’re just a gold digger.