Aqib Talib's Brother Yaqub Sentenced to 37 Years for Fatally Shooting Youth Football Coach

Yaqub Talib on Monday pleaded guilty to the murder of youth football coach Michael Hickmon.

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Yaqub Talib, brother of retired NFL cornerback Aqib Talib, has been sentenced to 37 years in prison over the murder of a North Texas youth football coach.

On Monday, Talib, 40, pleaded guilty to the killing of Michael Hickmon. Talib agreed to plead guilty as part of a plea deal last month.

Aqib Talib, who was in court for the proceeding, was alongside his brother Yaqub in attendance at the youth football game in Lancaster, Texas, where the shooting took place in August 2022.

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As previously reported, the shooting took place Aug. 13, 2022 at a youth football game that the Talib brothers were helping to coach.

According to a lawsuit, Yaqub and Aqib Talib confronted Hickmon over a call on the field, resulting in an altercation that led to Yaqub shooting Hickmon in front of several children, including the victim's 9-year-old child. Witnesses claim Yaqub pulled out a handgun and fired five shots at Hickmon, striking him multiple times.

Yaqub Talib and his brother former NFL player, Aqib Talib just walked into a Dallas County courtroom. Yaqub Talib is being sentenced today for the murder of coach Mike Hickmon during a youth football game. @wfaa

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Following the judge's decision on Monday, Hickmon's family got a chance to address Talib.

"You killed innocence," Hickmon's wife Kenyetta said during her statement. "You killed souls, hopes, dreams, of not just my kids but of the 30 or 40 other kids who were there. Who does that? How did you think that was right?"

Meanwhile, attorneys for Talib Aqib say the former NFL star is "very distraught and devastated over this terrible loss of life" at the hands of his brother.

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