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Bucs trade Talib to Patriots

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers unloaded one of their more talented but often problematic players. Cornerback Aqib Talib was traded to the New England Patriots on Thursday in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick in 2013.

Talib was the Bucs' first-round pick in 2008. He had 18 interceptions and 179 tackles since then, but it was his off-the-field behavior that many fans know him for best.

Talib was charged with battery in 2009 after an altercation with a Pinellas County cab driver. He was also indicted in Texas on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after an incident involving his sister and her boyfriend, though those charges were later dropped.

Earlier this month, Talib was suspended for four games for failing a substance abuse test. He later admitted he mistakenly took Adderall during training camp without a prescription.

The Bucs also sent their seventh-round 2013 draft pick to New England as part of the deal.

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