NFL star's brother turns himself in after coach shot dead at youth football game

The brother of a retired NFL player has turned himself in to authorities in connection with the fatal shooting of a coach at a youth football game.

Yaqub Salik Talib, 39, turned himself in on Monday, after an arrest warrant for murder was issued on Saturday night. He was identified as the suspect in a murder at a youth football game in the city of Lancaster, Texas, which is about 18 miles south of Dallas.

Yaqub is the brother of former National Football League (NFL) cornerback Aqib Talib.

Yaqub and Aqib both serve as coaches for the North Dallas United Bobcats, a youth team in the area. According to TMZ, Aqib was present at the game when the shooting occurred.

WFAA reported that the victim was Mike Hickmon, a coach for the opposing team, the DEA Dragons.

Hickmon, 43, was the offensive coordinator for the Dragons. His son was one of the nine-year-olds playing on the field, WFAA reported.

The shooting was the result of an argument that took place after someone kicked a football out of Hickmon’s reach, DEA Dragons president Mike Freeman said.

‘I don’t know how to explain it to the kids,’ Freeman said. ‘This is something that these kids will remember for the rest of their life.’

According to his attorney Clark Birdsall, Yaqub ‘regrets the tragic loss of life but self surrendered this morning so that he may have the chance to say his side of the story’.

Aqib played for 11 seasons with multiple teams, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Denver Broncos. He was a first round draft pick for the Buccaneers in 2008, after playing in college for the University of Kansas.

Aqib was a five-time Pro Bowler and won a Super Bowl with the Broncos in 2015. He announced his retirement in 2020.

Aqib was also recently hired as a contributor for Amazon Prime Video’s Thursday Night Football programming.

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