Reports of what happened over the weekend at a youth football game in Lancaster, Texas are still pouring in. While there are many different variations of what actually ignited a fight which ended in youth coach Mike Hickmon being shot and killed by Yaqub Talib, the brother of former NBA defensive back Aqib Talib. A new report of the senseless act of violence not only links Aqib to the situation, but says he’s the one who started it by coming to the opposite sidelines and throwing a punch at the slain victim.
Coach Heath Mayes, who was there in the midst of the melee had this to say about what he saw.
“He ran across the field and ran over on our sideline and got in the ref’s face.
Mayes continued ….
“He threw the first punch, and you see Mike is running back trying to defend himself.”
In the midst of defending himself reports are Yaqub pulled out a firearm and discharged it striking Hickmon, who would later be pronounced dead at the hospital.
Lawyer Issues Statement On Behalf Of Aqib: Brothers Are No Strangers To Dealings With The Law
Following the subsequent shooting and vanishing by Yaqub, whom many say Aqib helped him get away. In an effort to maybe downplay his involvement in the tragedy, Talib’s lawyer released a statement soon after the incident.
“Aqib Talib 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 that witnessed this unfortunate tragedy.”
From reports a tragedy that Aqib helped get started and then helped his brother the shooter get away.
The Talib brothers have a bit of a checkered past with the law. This isn’t their first time being under investigation for a shooting. In 2016, there were reports that Talib was shot at at V Live strip club in Dallas. There were also two other people shot at the club as well. But Talib was reportedly too drunk to remember what happened and told authorities he shot himself in a nearby park.
In 2015, the brothers were under investigation after someone discharged a firearm in another Dallas nightclub. While neither was ever charged in the ordeal, their track record preceded them in the fact that they were suspects.
Talib Just Got Hired By Amazon For NFL Thursday Night Football Coverage:
Talib played 12 seasons in the NFL for the Buccaneers, Patriots, Broncos, Rams, and Dolphins. He was a member and key piece of the Denver Broncos Super Bowl 50 team. During his career Talib was known as one of the best and most physical corners in the NFL. He even ripped former NFL receiver Michael Crabtree’s chain off his neck as the two mixed it up in a bit of fisticuffs.
Following retirement in 2020, Talib joined Fox as color commentator. Talib was recently hired by Amazon to cover Thursday Night Football, although that may not happen with this unfortunate tragedy that transpired over last weekend.