Aqib Talib has determined to step except for his broadcasting duties with Amazon in mild of the current deadly taking pictures involving a youth soccer coach in Lancaster, Texas, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Talib’s choice comes after his older brother Yaqub Talib, who’s a suspect within the taking pictures of Mike Hickmon, turned himself in to authorities Monday.
Witnesses informed ESPN that Yaqub was seen taking out a gun and taking pictures Hickmon a number of instances at a youth soccer recreation final Saturday after a dispute concerning the officiating led to a bodily battle. Each Talib brothers are coaches for North Dallas United Bobcats, a youth soccer staff, whereas Hickmon was a coach with the youth staff D.E.A. Dragons, according to Dallas television station WFAA.
Witnesses allege the taking pictures occurred in entrance of a number of kids, together with Hickmon’s 9-year-old son.
In response to WFAA, witnesses say Aqib walked across the field and started the brawl as a result of he was upset concerning the officiating throughout the recreation. In an preliminary video obtained by TMZ Sports, a number of coaches and referees may be seen arguing when issues turned violent and a gun was pulled, however the arrest affidavit doesn’t say who began the battle, in accordance with WFAA.
After Yaqub turned himself in, Aqib’s lawyer released a statement Tuesday, confirming that his consumer was current when the taking pictures occurred.
“Aqib was current when this unlucky incident occurred and could be very distraught and devastated over this horrible lack of life,” Talib’s lawyer informed TMZ Sports. “He wish to convey his condolences to the household of the sufferer and to everybody who witnessed this unlucky tragedy.”
It was reported in June that Talib, a five-time Professional Bowl cornerback, was set to hitch Amazon’s Thursday Night time Soccer protection this upcoming season. He beforehand hung out as a coloration commentator at Fox Sports activities throughout the 2021 season.