Aqib Talib’s Brother Yaqub Sentenced To 37 Years For Murder Of Football Coach During A Game


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Yaqub Talib, the brother of former NFL star cornerback Aqib Talib, has been handed a 37-year prison sentence for his involvement in the fatal shooting of a youth football coach, Michael Hickmon.

The sentencing took place on Monday in a Dallas County courtroom, with Aqib Talib present as his older brother faced his fate, according to TMZ.

Yaqub Talib’s demeanor remained somber as he learned his fate within the confines of the courthouse.


The incident, which led to the death of Michael Hickmon, occurred during a youth football game where both Aqib and Yaqub Talib were assisting in coaching.

The altercation that ultimately turned fatal was sparked by a disputed call on the field. According to a lawsuit filed by Hickmon’s family, the Talib brothers confronted Hickmon, who was coaching the opposing team, after abruptly ending the game in the midst of a heated dispute.

As tensions escalated during the confrontation, Yaqub Talib allegedly drew a handgun and fired a series of shots at Michael Hickmon, resulting in multiple gunshot wounds that proved fatal.

The tragic incident shocked the local community and drew widespread attention due to the involvement of the Talib brothers.

During Yaqub Talib’s sentencing hearing, his family members provided victim impact statements, shedding light on the profound impact of Michael Hickmon’s death on their lives.

The sentencing of Yaqub Talib to 37 years in prison serves as a reminder of the gravity of the situation and the consequences of actions that lead to loss of life.

The case has underscored the importance of resolving disputes through peaceful means and avoiding violence in all circumstances.