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Aqib Talib Treats LA Children to Holiday Shopping Spree After Trade to Dolphins

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistDecember 11, 2019

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 03: Aqib Talib #21 of the Los Angeles Rams warms-up before the game against the  Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on October 03, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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Aqib Talib was not going to let a trade stop him from giving back.

Talib was traded to the Miami Dolphins in October after spending a season-and-a-half with the Los Angeles Rams. And while he is no longer a Ram, he still made a point to return to L.A. in order to honor a commitment he previously made.

The five-time Pro Bowler recently returned to Southern California to treat children, along with Rams safety John Johnson, from the Watts Rams program to a holiday shopping spree:

LAPD Watts Rams @WattsRams

Thank you to @aqibtalib21, @iamjohnthethird & the @21MotivationFo for spreading the holiday cheer and taking us on an epic shopping trip! 💙 #RamsHouse https://t.co/qttYv8djcS

B/R Gridiron @brgridiron

Before getting traded to the Dolphins, former Rams CB Aqib Talib promised the @WattsRams youth team he’d take them on a Christmas shopping spree. This week he flew back and made good on it ✊ https://t.co/i4zMR2boTn

Talib, who is currently on injured reserve with a rib injury, talked about the importance of holding the event regardless of his team, via ESPN's Lindsey Thiry:

Lindsey Thiry @LindseyThiry

Very cool of Aqib Talib to keep his commitment to these kids and this holiday shopping spree in LA, even though he was traded at the deadline to Miami. https://t.co/fdAl5axKxI

The 33-year-old, who has also suited up for the Buccaneers, Patriots and Broncos, played for Los Angeles from 2018 to October 2019, helping the Rams make an appearance in Super Bowl LIII.