Found September 30, 2013 on NESN.com:
Aqib Talib was the running, jumping, intercepting, pass-batting proof Sunday night of what happens when a team takes a chance on a troublesome player and it works out. New England is now likely weighing whether it should lock up the NFL’s interceptions leader for more than his current one-year deal, quite the advancement from when Talib was brought in on a gamble last year from the Buccaneers during a suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug use policy. It’s something the Patriots have done many times before: take a player who seemed to only attract trouble and turn him into a productive, team-oriented cog in their winning machine. New England did it so well for so long that it’s almost a given that any player with a checkered past who shows up in Foxboro will immediately become a standup citizen — almost a given, of course, excluding the Aaron Hernandez situation. With the offseason troubles surrounding Hernandez and the murder of Odin Lloyd causing just abo...
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