Aqib Talib reportedly under investigation for aggravated assault

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Denver Broncos officials are monitoring a police investigation in Dallas that involves cornerback Aqib Talib.

Talib and his brother, Yaqub, reportedly are under investigation for aggravated assault from an early morning incident Wednesday at a nightclub in downtown Dallas.

Broncos officials spoke to Talib about the incident later Wednesday.

Broncos spokesman Patrick Smyth said in a statement that the team has "been in touch with Aqib regarding these reports and will continue to monitor this situation."

Team sources told ESPN that Talib and his brother were both questioned by police at a different nightclub than the one where the incident occurred in the early hours Wednesday, but neither brother was arrested or charged. However, police could later seek a warrant for an arrest for one, or both, of the brothers if officials believe they have enough probable cause for an arrest.

According to WFAA-TV in Dallas, the Talib brothers were involved in "a physical altercation" with at least one person at Club Luxx and a gun was fired in the club. Citing a police report, WFAA also reported the Talibs left Club Luxx in separate vehicles and went to the XTC Cabaret, where they were questioned by police. The two vehicles, a Range Rover and a Jaguar, were then towed by police to be examined for evidence.

Talib, who signed a six-year, $57 million deal with the Broncos in March 2014 and went on to play in the Pro Bowl this past January, is a Dallas-area native and spends much of his offseason there.

Talib has gone to great lengths in his time in Denver to say he had moved beyond his off-the-field trouble of the past. The Broncos also said they did plenty of due diligence before signing Talib to his current contract, which includes a $5.5 million base salary in the 2015 season.

That base salary was just guaranteed when the new league year began March 10.

Just after he was the 20th pick of the 2008 draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Talib reportedly got in a fight at the rookie symposium. In 2009 he hit a teammate, swinging his helmet at another player in a practice fight.

Talib was indicted on an aggravated assault charge in Texas in 2011; he allegedly pistol-whipped his sister's boyfriend, but the charges were later dismissed for lack of evidence. He also served a four-game suspension in 2012 for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.