Brother of ex-NFL star Aqib Talib wanted in youth football coach shooting

LANCASTER, Texas — The brother of retired NFL cornerback Aqib Talib has been identified by police as a suspect in the death of a coach during a youth soccer game in Texas.

Yaqub Salik Talib is suspected of Saturday night’s shooting that killed a man, police said in the city of Lancaster, near Dallas. Authorities have not yet identified the man, but family and friends say he was a coach.

Yaqub Talib was not in custody late Sunday and a warrant for his arrest has been issued. The Associated Press sent a message Monday requesting updated information about the search for him.

Yaqub Talib is the brother of Aqib Talib, a five-time Pro Bowler who announced his retirement in 2020. Aqib Talib was named as a contributor to Prime Video’s “Thursday Night Football” last month.

Dallas TV station WFAA reported that the brothers are coaches for North Dallas United Bobcats, a youth soccer team.

Coaches from the DEA Dragons youth team identified the murdered man as coach Mike Hickmon, WFAA reported. Dragons president Mike Freeman said the dispute started when Hickmon went to grab a football and someone kicked it.

“I don’t know how to explain it to the kids. That’s the part I’m stuck with right now. How do I explain it to them. Why?’ said Freemans. “This is something these kids will remember for the rest of their lives.”

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