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Cops: Aqib Talib says he shot himself, but investigation continues

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Broncos waiting on possible league discipline for Talib (1:19)

ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold looks at the possibility the NFL will discipline Aqib Talib after police concluded that he shot himself in the leg. (1:19)

Dallas police say their investigation into the shooting of Aqib Talib is "ongoing at this time," but they acknowledged Wednesday that the Denver Broncos cornerback admitted to police that he accidentally shot himself.

The statement by police comes a day after WFAA-TV in Dallas reported that authorities had come to the conclusion Talib shot himself in an incident that took place in June.

The Broncos said Tuesday they would have no comment on the report.

To this point, Talib has offered few specifics on the incident other than "I want to move on and concentrate on the season.''

Talib suffered a gunshot wound to his lower right leg in the early hours of June 5 in Dallas. He avoided surgery and was released from the hospital the following day. The incident forced him to miss the Broncos' visit to the White House to commemorate their Super Bowl 50 victory. He practiced in training camp for the first time on Aug. 8 and has started all four games this season.

According to the police report, Talib said he didn't know who shot him and that the bullet "entered into the rear of his right thigh then exited his right calf."

An earlier police report indicated that a witness said he had been with Talib in a large group of people in a park when he heard one gunshot. The witness said he then found Talib on the ground and took him to the hospital.

The narrative listed on the report offered that Talib had been shot "by an unknown suspect.'' That initial police report did not reveal whether Talib had a weapon, but it did indicate that one gram of marijuana was found during the investigation. That police report did not indicate whether the marijuana belonged to Talib.

The NFL continues to investigate the incident. Multiple league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the league had not yet made a decision as to whether Talib would face a suspension.

Internally, the Broncos have at least discussed what they would do if Talib were suspended for one or more games.

ESPN's Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold contributed information.