Former NFL cornerback Aqib Talib has been sued for his involvement in a confrontation that ultimately to a fatal shooting at a Big XII Youth Sports League game earlier this year, according to TMZ.
The family of Michael Hickmon, who succumbed to injuries caused by gunshot wounds, has filed a lawsuit in Dallas County which claims the actions of Talib and his brother, Yaqub Talib, caused Hickmond’s death.
Per the suit, Hickmon was coaching the Dragons Elite Academy 9-and-under youth football team while they played against the Talibs’ North Dallas United Bobcats in a game said to be contentious, with tensions running high throughout.
The Dragons scored a touchdown after a Bobcats taunting penalty at one point and the Talib brothers ended the game due to their being upset, Hickmon’s family alleges. They also claim that Michael went to retrieve the ball but was met with hostility from Aqib.
The five-time Pro Bowl star is accused of throwing a punch at Hickmon, who retreated due to his shock, before Yaqub pulled a handgun and fired in Hickmon’s direction five times.
The coach later died at a local hospital.
His family is suing the Talibs, plus others, for wrongful death and is asking for unspecified damages.
“Aqib was present when this unfortunate incident occurred and is very distraught and devastated over this terrible loss of life,” the former player’s attorney said in a statement back in August. “He would like to convey his condolences to the family of the victim and to everyone who witnessed this unfortunate tragedy.”
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