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Broncos' Cornerback Aqib Talib Recovering From Gunshot

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    Cornerback Aqib Talib was released from a Dallas hospital on Monday and is expected to rejoin the Denver Broncos at their minicamp this week. (Published Monday, June 6, 2016)

    Dallas police are continuing their investigation into a weekend shooting at a north Dallas strip club that left two people with gunshot wounds, including Super Bowl champion and Pro-Bowl NFL player Aqib Talib.

    But two police sources tell NBC 5 the NFL champ is denying he was shot in the nightclub, but somewhere else later that morning.

    Police believe early Sunday morning a customer inside the V Live strip club pulled a gun and shot two people during a fight. Both gunshot victims had non-life-threatening injuries.

    Police believe one of them was Aqib Talib. The NFL player is from Richardson and played high school ball there. His family still lives in North Texas.

    On Monday, detectives spoke with Talib, who repeatedly denied being wounded at the V Live. He told police he had already left the club with a friend and the two were hanging out nearby outside, and that's where he was shot. Then they drove to the hospital.

    Dallas police are investigating what happened and working to get to the bottom of it. Police say they don't know if Talib or any of his friends were also carrying guns.

    The entire incident is under investigation.

    Talib Missing White House Visit

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    The Denver Broncos Monday are at the White House to meet President Obama and celebrate their Super Bowl victory with a White House tour. Talib is not there.

    A Broncos spokesman said Talib has been released from the hospital after being shot in the leg, and he is recovering. It's unclear how long the recovery will keep Talib out of team activities.

    A public relations official for the team said Talib was released from Medical City Dallas Hospital Monday.

    On Sunday evening, a team statement read:

    “We are in communication with Aqib Talib, who remains at a Dallas hospital for observation as he recovers from a gunshot wound suffered to his lower right leg on Sunday. He is expected to be released from the hospital soon, and we are glad he is OK and will make a full recovery.

    “Our organization has been in touch with the NFL on this matter, and we will provide additional updates as appropriate.”

    The Broncos' three-day mandatory minicamp starts Tuesday.

    Police told The Dallas Morning News that Talib was one of two people shot in an altercation at the Vlive club and that both victims were hospitalized with non-life-threatening wounds.

    Broncos cornerback Kayvon Webster tweeted, "My boy Talib is fine thanking man upstairs!"

    Tablib's NFL Career

    Along with fellow Pro Bowl cornerback Chris Harris Jr. and Bradley Roby, Talib makes up what's considered by many the best cornerback crew in the NFL. His 30 interceptions and eight pick-6s are tops in the league since 2008, his rookie year in Tampa Bay.

    Talib is entering his ninth NFL season and third in Denver. He signed a six-year, $57 million contract in 2014 that includes a base salary of $8.5 million for this upcoming season and a roster bonus of nearly $500,000.

    Last year, he made $5.5 million minus one game check of $323,529 after being suspended for deliberately poking an Indianapolis Colts player in the eye after a play the previous week.

    Talib finished the season with 45 tackles, 13 pass breakups and three interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns.

    He helped shut down Carolina's vaunted offense in the Super Bowl, breaking up two of Cam Newton's passes and collecting five tackles in Denver's 24-10 win. He also drew a pair of personal foul penalties in that game, for taunting and face mask fouls in the second quarter that resulted in fines totaling $26,044.

    The Denver Broncos Team Roster lists Richardson as Talib's hometown. He played high school football at Richardson Berkner High School.

    NBC 5's Jeff Smith contributed to this report.

    Stay with NBC 5 and NBCDFW.com for the latest on this developing story.