The family of Michael Hickmon, a youth football coach who was allegedly shot and killed by Aqib Talib’s brother Yaqub, is suing the former NFL star.
Aqib Talib, the former NFL cornerback and now Dallas Cowboy, is facing a $1 million lawsuit.
Police say Talib is accused of starting a fight at a youth football game last August
There was a prearranged brawl at the game. After things escalated, Talib’s brother allegedly shot and killed his rival coach.
On January 1st, Michael Shorter Jr. died after being shot by Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib following a game against the Dallas Cowboys. Following the shooting, Talib’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against him, claiming that he acted negligent and caused Shorter’s death. The suit accuses Talib of being drunk and arguing with Shorter when he pulled out his gun and shot him. This is not the first time that Talib has been sued for something; in 2016 he was shot in the leg at a nightclub and was subsequently charged with aggravated assault following a shooting.
Aqib Talib Sued for Fatal Shooting
A lawsuit, the Dallas Morning News reported, is accusing former Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib of starting a brawl that led to his brother allegedly shooting another man and claims that the Big XII Sports League and Family Services should have provided a competent vetting process for coaches. Yaqub Talib, also named in the suit, is 39 years old.
The Hickmon family is hoping for $1 million worth of punitive damages from the three parties.
Hickmon was the coach for Dragons Elite Academy, a 9-year-old youth football team. On August 13th in Dallas area Lancaster, they were playing the North Dallas United Bobcats. A video obtained by TMZ showed an altercation between multiple adults before shots were fired.
The suit states that the Talibs were frustrated when their opponents, the Bobcats, were awarded a touchdown following a taunting penalty. The plaintiffs claim that when Hickmon went to collect the game ball from Aqib Talib, he was “attacked” by Aqib Talib and punched in the face. Witnesses also claim that Aqib Talib started this fight.
The Hickmon family said in the lawsuit, “Surprised and outnumbered by (Redacted), the Defendant retreated to his car.”
Former Dallas Cowboy David Hickmon passed away at Methodist Central Hospital in Dallas. His family alleges that Yaqub Talib pulled out a handgun and shot the victim five times.
Yaqub Talib was indicted with the charge of felony murder in September.
One of the partial owners of the Big XII Sports League and Family Services claims the organization wasn’t involved in game because it was only a preseason fundraiser. Yaqub never filed paperwork to be a coach, according to this individual.
Aqib Talib played in the NFL from 2008-2019. He played for the Buccaneers, Patriots and Rams, and won a Super Bowl in his time there. He was also an analyst for Fox Sports in 2020, before stepping away from that role.
Aqib Talib has not yet commented on the lawsuit.
The family of Michael Hickmon, a youth football coach who was allegedly shot and killed by Aqib Talib’s brother Yaqub, is suing the former NFL star. Aqib Talib, the former NFL cornerback and now Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator, is being sued for negligence by the Hickmon family. The family alleges that Talib knew that his brother was a danger to the community and did not do enough to stop him. The Talib family has had a history of violence and crime. Aqib’s brother, Yaqub, was arrested in 2016 for shooting at a house in Texas. Yaqub was also arrested in 2011 for shooting at another house. Aqib has also been arrested for assault, although the charges were later dropped. The Hickmon family is seeking unspecified damages from Talib. They allege that Talib’s negligence led to the death of Michael Hickmon. Talib has not commented on the lawsuit.