Yaqub Talib, the brother of former NFL star Aqib, has been sentenced to 37 years in jail for killing one other youth soccer coach throughout a scrimmage in 2022.
The 40-year-old agreed to plead responsible final month after being charged and the 37-year sentence was a part of that plea.
Yaqub shot and killed 43-year-old Michael Hickmon virtually a yr in the past throughout an argument on the sector.
Aquib is accused of inciting the brawl at a youth soccer sport, however has by no means been charged within the case.
He was sued for $1 million by Hickmon’s household, who say he sparked the altercation on the sector.
Yaqub Talib, brother of ex-NFL cornerback Aqib Talib, pleaded responsible to homicide in Texas
Aqib (above) is being sued by the sufferer’s household – as they declare Aqib began the struggle
The struggle led to the demise of soccer coach, Mike Hickmon, 43, in August 2022
“Specifically, Defendant Aqib Talib initiated the brawl with Decedent that eventually led to the fatal shooting by Yaqub Talib,” reads the lawsuit, obtained by DailyMail.com.
“Under Texas law, the Talib defendants are liable for the reasonably foreseeable consequences of their attack. In this case, it was negligent and foreseeable for Aqib Talib that his initial attack on Michael Hickmon would result in Yaqub Talib using lethal force. Accordingly, the Talib defendants are liable for damages to plaintiffs.”
Hickmon’s household is looking for $1 million from the Talib brothers, in addition to different defendants: The Big XII Youth Sports League, which operates the native youth soccer circuit, and Realford Consulting LLC, a co-owner of the league.
As described within the lawsuit, and confirmed by police testimony, tensions have been excessive between Dragons Elite Academy, Hickmon’s workforce and North Dallas United Bobcats, which was coached by the Talib brothers.
A late taunting penalty in opposition to the Bobcats gave the Dragons an sudden first, resulting in a landing on the following play, which reportedly prompted the Talib brothers to go verbally and bodily abusive.
Hickmon’s household is looking for $1 million from the Talib brothers, in addition to different defendants
Officials determined to finish the sport, after which Hickmon was reportedly confronted by Aqib, who threw a punch on the rival coach. Hickmon is alleged to have backed away from Aqib, when Yuqub reportedly pulled out a gun and shot Hickmon a number of instances.
Hickmon, who was reportedly unarmed, was rushed to hospital however was pronounced lifeless quickly after.
The lawsuit alleges that the “Talib brothers are no strangers to gun violence and their history of criminal activity and violent behavior is well documented.”
Yaqub, for instance, was on probation on the time of the capturing and was prohibited by regulation from carrying a handgun.
Coach Hickmon was described as “a father, former athlete, a coach, mentor, a pillar of our youth soccer community and a member of the Dragon Elite Academy coaching family”
Aqib (R) had an look on Fox & Thursday Night Football in 2022 however dropped out after the struggle
Despite these info, the Talib defendants have been permitted and accepted by defendants to educate and in any other case take part within the working of groups within the Big XII League.
“Defendants’ decisions and failures directly and proximally caused the death of Michael Hickmon and the severe and likely permanent injuries his family will endure for the rest of their lives,” the lawsuit learn.
Drafted within the first spherical of the 2008 NFL Draft from Kansas, Aqib had a profitable profession spanning over 12 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Rams and Miami Dolphins. Not solely did he win a Super Bowl with the Broncos in February 2016, however he completed his profession with 35 interceptions and 5 Pro Bowl choices.
He earned $55 million in wage throughout his NFL profession, based on Spotrac, and had a broadcast on Fox Sports till he stepped down after the capturing.