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Money Grubber Tries To Extort Talib

March 09, 2012 at 09:38am by Scott   •  6 Comments »

Shame on this bitch for trying to disparage such an upstanding young man.
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.

6 Comments to “Money Grubber Tries To Extort Talib”


Crunchy4582 (March 09, 2012 at 10:06am:

I completely agree this lady is just trying to get money out of Talib.


Louie (March 09, 2012 at 10:18am:

Yep, this has gold digger written all over it. It sure looks like it took 15 months for her to see his name in the paper and realize he has money.


BaldBuc4055 (March 09, 2012 at 01:45pm:

I’ve never been a fan of Talib’s shenanigans, but I threw up the Bullshit Flag the minute I saw this story. “Oh that young man is a football player? Maybe I’ll sue him and get to make a lot of money!” Three words for this gold digger: GET A JOB.


HouseofG (March 09, 2012 at 03:13pm:

I guarantee you she’s not just “seeking $15,000″. Rather, the complaint more than likely says (for purposes of establishing jurisdiction in the larger controversy circuit court instead of county or small claims courts) “damages in excess of $15,000.00″. $15k is the jurisdictional limit for Circuit Court. No complaint is ever specific in terms of an amount being sought when crap like mental distress is being thrown at the wall.

Mark S

Mark S (March 09, 2012 at 03:52pm:

If he threatened her before the cops arrived, why didn’t she tell the cops after they arrived? I mean c’mon man, what cop wouldn’t arrect Talib on the spot? This is total busslhit.

Mark S

Mark S (March 09, 2012 at 03:58pm:

The question was asked “why so much praise for Zutah?,” and the answer may be because, Jeff Faine is counting $8M toward the salary cap this year. Zutah’s best position is center, so the Bucs could be using Zutah as leverage against Faine as in a request for Faine to restructure his contract.

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