Yaqub Salik Talib Bio – Yaqub Salik Talib Wiki
Yaqub Salik Talib, brother of former star NFL cornerback Aqib Talib, is being arrested by Texas authorities following the fatal shooting of a coach at a youth football game Saturday night, CBS Dallas reports. Police in Lancaster, Texas, say they identified Yaqub Salik Talib as a suspect and issued a warrant for his arrest.
Yaqub Salik Talib is 38 years old.
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The victim was identified as 43-year-old Michael Hickmon, a coach with one of the teams, CBS Dallas adds.
He died at a hospital, the station says.
The shooting happened during an argument between the coaching staff and the officiating crew, CBS Colorado reports.
Aqib Talib’s attorney told TMZ, “Aqib was present when this unfortunate incident occurred and is very distraught and devastated over this terrible loss of life. He would like to convey his condolences to the family of the victim and to everyone who witnessed this unfortunate tragedy.”
CBS Dallas points out that many called Hickmon a pillar of the Lancaster community.
“They took a great, a great person who wanted to help the community and wanted to better us as people,” friend and fellow coach Heith Mayes remarked to the station.
” … Always happy, upbeat, good father, good husband, always stood up for what’s right. It’s just very tragic,” Mayes added. He says the gunfire startled him. “It was too extreme, I wasn’t expecting that,” Mayes said. “I was so close I thought I was shot.”
It all happened in front of the young kids – some more youthful than nine – playing and watching the game. Another coach told CBS Dallas many of them are now scarred.
Mayes said, “Half of them couldn’t sleep. They’ve been crying, worried, and don’t want to play football. I mean, what can you expect? They’re nine, they’re babies.”
Aqib Talib is a five-time Pro Bowler who was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and played for the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams in addition to the Denver Broncos. The Bronco’s secondary developed the nickname “No Fly Zone” during his tenure with the team.
His time with the Broncos culminated in a Super Bowl victory in 2015. He retired from the NFL in 2020.
Aqib Talib was briefly confused with his brother in a 2014 incident in Texas. The Dallas Police Department initially reported Aqib Talib had been arrested for public intoxication. Still, an hour later corrected the report and identified Yaqub Talib as the man who had been taken into custody.