NFL News: Aqib Talib Was 'Feet Away' From Brother In Fatal Shooting At Youth Football Game

Aqib Talib
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Ernesto Cova

A brawl at a youth football game in Lancaster, Texas, ended in the worst possible way.

Yaqub Talib -- Aqib Talib's brother -- got into a heated altercation with a man during the game before shooting and killing him in plain sight, according to a report from TMZ Sports. They later fled the scene before he turned himself in.

Aqib Was Right There

Aqib Talib
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Now, newly-released footage shows the former New England Patriots and Denver Broncos star just a couple of feet away from the fatal shooting:

"Former NFL star Aqib Talib was just feet from the gunman -- allegedly his older brother, Yaqub Talib -- when a fight at a youth football game turned into a fatal shooting over the weekend, new video obtained by TMZ Sports shows," reads the report.

Talib Never Participated

Aqib Talib
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TMZ adds that even though the Super Bowl champion was right there, he's never seen engaged in any sort of violent behavior, which is why the Lancaster Police Department didn't pursue him after the news broke:

"In the moments immediately following the shooting, 36-year-old Aqib appears to make a beeline for the shooter -- allegedly his 39-year-old brother -- before both men seemingly turn to leave the field," the report added. "The video then ends as everyone scatters. Although Aqib was in the middle of the incident, he is never seen participating in the violence.

His Lawyer Released A Statement

Aqib Talib
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His lawyer confirmed that Talib was, in fact, there. He expressed his condolences to the family of the deceased and claimed to be 'devastated' over the situation:

“Aqib was present when this unfortunate incident occurred and is very distraught and devastated over this terrible loss of life,” read the statement. “He would like to convey his condolences to the family of the victim and to everyone who witnessed this unfortunate tragedy.”

Talib's Brother Turned Himself In

Aqib Talib
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Yaqub Talib turned himself in nearly 48 hours after the incident and was booked for murder:

"On Monday, Yaqub, turned himself in to authorities in Lancaster, Texas, where he was booked for murder," TMZ Sports reported.

Talib is currently working as a pre-game analyst for Amazon's Thursday Night Football broadcast after a very successful 12-year NFL career with the Buccaneers, Patriots, Broncos, Rams, and Dolphins.

He piled up 467 tackles, 125 pass deflections, 35 interceptions, five forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, and scored ten defensive touchdowns en route to five Pro Bowls and one First-Team All-Pro selection.

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