Talib facing battery charge

Updated: August 20, 2009, 7:24 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib was arrested early Thursday and charged with simple battery and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors, in connection with an alleged assault on a cab driver.

Tampa-area media outlets reported that according to a Florida Highway Patrol arrest report, Talib struck a cab driver in the right ear and neck with a closed fist shortly after 11 p.m. on Wednesday night.

According to a report from the Pinellas County, Fla., sheriff's office, Talib, ...

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