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Aqib Talib was in talks to substitute Steve Gostkowski for Thursday Night Football, per report

Amazon has announced that Aqib Talib is leaving his analyst role as the legal process enters its second phase.



of a man at a youth football game on August 13, Talib made the decision to leave his analyst position for “Thursday Night Football.” Yaqub Talib was accused of first-degree murder in a crime.

The Lancaster Police Department reports that a physical altercation between coaching staffs over a call led to the shooting at Lancaster Community Park. Michael Hickmon, 43, was shot many times by the suspect when he produced a revolver. Hickmon, a former North Texas standout in college football who now coaches one of the teams (the D.E.A. Dragons), was taken to a nearby hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead.

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Yaqub and Aqib Talib were both coaches for the North Dallas United Bobcats, the opposing side that was engaged in the altercation, according to WFAA. The press release from the Lancaster Police didn’t make any mention of Aqib Talib.

Aqib Talib was scheduled to work as an analyst on Amazon’s “Thursday Night Football” program alongside Ryan Fitzpatrick, Richard Sherman, and Tony Gonzalez, a Hall of Famer. Talib has lately provided Fox with color commentary.

He participated in the NFL for 12 years, playing for the Rams, Patriots, Broncos, and Buccaneers. He played in the Pro Bowl five times and helped Denver win the 50th Super Bowl.

According to a source, Aqib Talib will no longer be hosting Amazon’s “Thursday Night Football” broadcasts. This post first appeared on USA TODAY.