Yaqub Talib, the brother of Aqib Talib, pleaded guilty after being named as the suspect in the fatal shooting of a youth football coach during a game in Texas.
Their family history includes legal issues, as their mother, Okolo, was once charged with felony assault after attacking another woman when Aqib was just 10 years old.
Given this background, seeing another family member involved in a legal situation is not entirely surprising.
Aqib Talib, a former NFL player, accomplished his success and played for the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos with the players like Mike Williams.
Having achieved a successful career, including a Super Bowl win with the Broncos, Talib ventured into the media world and debuted as an analyst for NFL on Fox.
Aqib Talib Brother Yaqub Talib: Pleads Guilty Of Murder Charges
Yaqub Talib, the brother of retired NFL cornerback Aqib Talib, was on August 15, 2023, on a murder charge concerning the shooting death of a 43-year-old youth football coach Mike Hickmon.
During a heated argument in August 2022., the tragic incident occurred after an altercation between the coaching staff of two teams, and Yaqub, identified as the gunman, fired the fatal shots.
The shooting happened during an altercation between coaching staff over a call during a game at Lancaster Community Park in Texas.
A lawsuit filed by Hickmon’s family names both Talib brothers as defendants, with a trial scheduled for January 2024, seeking damages over $1 million.
In the latest update, Yaqub Talib pleaded guilty and has been sentenced to 37 years in prison for his involvement in the shooting death of a youth football coach.
Aqib Talib Statement On The Murder
Aqib Talib’s lawyer confirmed that the former NFL player was present during the shooting and expressed his deep sorrow over the loss of life.
Talib temporarily step aside from his broadcasting position at Amazon to be with his family during this difficult time.
Previous Offenses Of Yaqub Talib
Yaqub Talib, the brother of retired NFL player Aqib Talib, has a troubling history of legal issues spanning several years.
In January 2015, authorities charged Yaqub Talib with assault and endangering children charges after he fired shots at someone while minors were present in his vehicle.
He later pled guilty to these charges, resulting in a five-year probation sentence.
In March 2017, law enforcement arrested Yaqub Talib for assaulting a woman at a gas station, leading to a six-month probationary sentence.
His legal troubles continued with arrests in May 2021 for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful carrying of a firearm and in June 2022.
These incidents painted a concerning pattern of legal troubles for Yaqub Talib over the years.