Aqib Talib ‘devastated’ after brother named as suspect in youth football killing

Aqib Talib ‘devastated’ after brother named as suspect in youth football killing

Published August 15, 2022
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Yaqub Salik Talib is suspected in the Saturday night shooting that killed a man, police in the Dallas-area city of Lancaster said. Coaches with the youth team DEA Dragons identified the man killed as coach Mike Hickmon, Dallas TV station WFAA reported. Dragons president Mike Freeman said the dispute began when Hickmon went to pick up a football and someone kicked it away.

“I don’t know how to explain it to the kids. That’s the part that I’m stuck on right now. How do I explain it to them. Why?” Freeman said. “This is something that these kids will remember for the rest of their life.”

Yaqub Talib was not in custody as of late Sunday and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He is the brother of Aqib Talib, a five-time Pro Bowler who announced his retirement in 2020. Aqib Talib was named last month as a contributor for Prime Video’s Thursday Night Football.

WFAA reported that the brothers are coaches for North Dallas United Bobcats, a youth football team. Aqib Talib’s lawyer issued a statement to TMZ confirming that the former NFL player was present during the shooting and “is very distraught and devastated over this terrible loss of life.”