Police said that the brother of retired NFL cornerback Aqib Talib was a person of interest in the shooting death of a coach at a youth football game in Texas. That person has now turned himself in.
Police in the city of Lancaster near Dallas says they think Yaqub Talib shot and killed a man on Saturday night. The man who was killed was the coach of the youth team DEA Dragons, according to Dallas TV station WFAA. Mike Freeman, the president of the Dragons, said that the fight started when Hickmon went to get a football and someone kicked it away.
“I don’t know how to tell the kids about it. Right now, I can’t get past that part. How should I tell them? Why?” Freeman said. “These children will remember this for the rest of their lives.”
Clark Birdsall, who is Yaqub Talib’s lawyer, said that his client “regrets the tragic loss of life, but he turned himself in this morning so that he could tell his side of the story.” Birdsall didn’t say anything more about Talib’s side of the story. He is the brother of Aqib Talib, who has been named to the Pro Bowl five times and has said he will retire in 2020. Aqib Talib was named a contributor for Thursday Night Football on Prime Video last month.
WFAA said that the brothers coach the youth football team North Dallas United Bobcats. Aqib Talib’s lawyer told TMZ in a statement that the former NFL player was there during the shooting and “is very upset and heartbroken over this terrible loss of life.”
“He wants to send his condolences to the victim’s family and to everyone who saw this terrible thing happen,” the statement said.
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