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Ex-NFL Player’s Brother Charged With Fatal Shooting of Youth Football Coach

Posted on | August 21, 2022 | Comments Off on Ex-NFL Player’s Brother Charged With Fatal Shooting of Youth Football Coach

Role models for America’s youth:

Former NFL defensive back Aqib Talib was in the middle of a fight at a youth football game in Texas on [Aug. 13] in which a coach was fatally shot, new video shows. And Tailb’s brother, Yaqub, turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
On Tuesday, WFAA-TV in Dallas published a video that showed the moments before coach Mike Hickmon was killed. The station also reported that witnesses identified Aqib Talib in the footage as wearing a hat and white sneakers at a community park in Lancaster, a suburb south of Dallas, where the incident took place.
Multiple witnesses said Talib was the one who started the brawl, apparently due to being upset about referees, according to WFAA. The station reported Talib, 36, and his brother, Yaqub Salik Talib, 39, jointly coach a youth team for the North Dallas United Bobcats.
On Monday, Yaqub turned himself in after a murder warrant was issued for his arrest over the fatal shooting.
Heath Mays, a coach on the opposing football team, told WFAA that Aqib “ran across the field and ran over on our sideline and got in the ref’s face.”
“He threw the first punch,” Mays said, “and you see Mike [Hickmon] trying to defend himself.”
Police said in an arrest affidavit the incident began over an argument about the score of the game.
“The altercation became physical, leading to the suspect pulling out a firearm and shooting Mr. Hickmon multiple times,” the Lancaster Police Department said in a statement. “At this time no other injuries have been reported. After the shooting, the suspect fled the scene in an unidentified vehicle, taking the firearm with him.”

Click here to see video of the brawl and the shooting.

Jason Whitlock has some thoughts on media bias in this case:



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