Former NFL cornerback Aqib Talib will step other than his position as an analyst for Amazon’s Thursday Evening Soccer after his brother turned himself in over a deadly capturing in Texas.
Talib had gained plaudits as a broadcaster since asserting his retirement in 2020. Nevertheless final week his brother, Yaqub Talib, surrendered to police after being named as a suspect within the killing of a coach at a youth soccer recreation in Texas.
Aqib Talib’s lawyer issued a press release to TMZ confirming that the previous NFL participant was current in the course of the capturing and “may be very distraught and devastated over this horrible lack of life.”
“He wish to convey his condolences to the household of the sufferer and to everybody who witnessed this unlucky tragedy,” the assertion stated.
On Sunday, Talib informed the NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport that he’ll “step other than his broadcasting duties at Amazon to spend time along with his household.”
The Talib brothers coached North Dallas United Bobcats, a youth soccer staff in Texas. The sufferer of the capturing was Mike Hickmon, a coach of one other native staff, the DEA Dragons. Dragons president Mike Freeman stated the capturing had been witnessed by a number of the groups’ younger gamers.
“I don’t know the best way to clarify it to the youngsters. That’s the half that I’m caught on proper now. How do I clarify it to them. Why?” Freeman stated. “That is one thing that these youngsters will keep in mind for the remainder of their life.”
Talib was a five-time Professional Bowler throughout his profession, and gained Tremendous Bowl 50 with the New England Patriots. He began his broadcasting profession with Fox Sports activities after his retirement from taking part in and had just lately been named as a part of Amazon’s staff for its Thursday Evening Soccer present.