Lancaster, Texas (AP) — The brother of retired NFL cornerback Akib Talib turned himself in to authorities on Monday after police identified him as a suspect in the shooting death of a coach at a youth football game in Texas.
Yakub Salik Talib is suspected of killing a man in a Saturday night shooting, according to police in the city of Lancaster, near Dallas. Authorities have not yet released the man’s identity, but his family and friends say he was a coach.
Yaqub Talib’s attorney, Clark Birdsall, told the Associated Press that his client “regrets the tragic loss of life, but because he turned himself in this morning, I have been given the opportunity to tell his side of the story.” He said. Birdsall declined to elaborate on the Taliban side of the story.
Yaqub Talib is the brother of five-time Pro Bowler Aqib Talib, who announced his retirement in 2020. Aqib Talib was named a contributor to Prime Video’s “Thursday Night Football” last month.
Dallas television station WFAA reported that the brothers are coaches of youth football team, the North Dallas United Bobcats.
The coach of youth team DEA Dragons has identified the murdered man as coach Mike Hickmon, the WFAA reported. He said the controversy started when he kicked it.
“I don’t know how to explain it to my kids. That’s the part I’m stuck on right now. How am I going to explain it to them? Why?” Freeman said. “This is something these kids will remember for the rest of their lives.”
Former NFL star Akib Talib’s brother wanted for youth coach’s death
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