LANCASTER, Texas – The brother of retired NFL cornerback Aqib Talib turned himself into authorities after he was identified as a suspect in the shooting death of a coach at a youth football game in Texas.
Salik Talib, a senior, is suspected of being involved in a shooting that left one person dead Saturday night, Lancaster police in the Dallas area said. Authorities have not identified the man, but family and friends said he was a coach.
Ubakup Talib’s attorney, Clark Birdsall, told The Associated Press that his client was “sorry for the tragic loss of life, but turned in early this morning so he could tell his side.” Birdsall declined to elaborate on Talib’s case.
Ubakup 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 coached the North Dallas United Bobcats youth soccer team.
Coaches and youth teams D.E.A. According to WFAA, the Dragons have identified the victim as coach Mike Hickmon. Dragons president Mike Freeman said the fight started when Hickmon went to get the ball and someone kicked him out.
“I don’t know how to explain it to the kids. That’s the part I’m stuck on now. How do I explain it to them? Why?” Freeman said. “These kids will remember it for the rest of their lives.”