Talib's lawyers issue statement

As expected, Tampa Bay cornerback Aqib Talib has been indicted by a Texas grand jury on an assault charge.

Talib’s attorney’s just issued the following statement.

“On May 27, 2011, a grand jury in Dallas, Texas, returned a true bill, resulting in the indictment of Aqib Talib. It is important to note that the indictment is merely a formal accusation, and that Mr. Talib has not been convicted of any crime with respect to this matter. The grand jury was not privy to a number of important facts. We are very confident that once we have the opportunity to present all of the facts, this matter will be resolved in Mr. Talib’s favor. Aqib looks forward to putting this matter behind him and returning to the game of football.’’

The Bucs are not allowed to comment on Talib or any of their players during the labor lockout. The team also is not allowed to have contact with Talib.