DURHAM, N.H. -- University of New Hampshire back-up quarterback Henri "Hank" Hendricks has been charged with murder in San Diego.
He is the fifth man charged in the beating death of a professional surfer in May.
Hendricks, who is 21, has been charged with murder, assault and battery. He is scheduled to be arraigned in California on Monday, and has been suspended from the UNH football team effective immediately.
The UNH football team's website still has his profile up...here it is in case they pull it down in the next few hours:
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I'm guessing that Thomas and Caroline must be mighty proud of their little gangbanger:
When the melee ensued, Hendricks was the tough guy who went after Emery Kauanui's girlfriend.
But you shouldn't worry about Henri's career as a backup quarterback. I hear the California Penal System has one hell of a football team:
More on the losers who call themselves the "Bird Rock Bandits":
Boyz in my hood
Surf "gangstas" lawyer up
Bird Rock Bandits "Surf" Gang...not so much surfers
Bird Rock Bandit Cravens a "good kid" with clueless parents
Update: Commenter "Dude" points us to this EXCELLENT column frm September of last year, written by a former friend of the accused:
...life is about many important choices but one of the most important is who we hang out with. As we grow older and get interested in different things, it’s important that we remember our roots and stay true to those who were with us from the beginning. Friends from long ago, even if they’ve moved into the periphery of our minds and the bottom of our Facebook profiles, keep us grounded and remind us of who we were and how far we’ve come.
But (and this is the tricky part) it’s important to outgrow people. Sometimes you need to move on. Sometimes you need to leave the crew behind. You don’t have to be mean about it, but you should never hold yourself back or endanger yourself because of some perceived loyalty to the pack.
On May 24, five guys I went to high school with allegedly murdered Emery Kauanui, a local surf star, and a classmate’s older brother. Court records state that Seth Cravens, Eric House, Orlando Osuna, Matthew Yanke and Hank Hendricks all followed Kauanui home after being ejected from a bar. They are accused of beating him to death against a palm tree, and have all pled not guilty.
Do you hate that you’re associated with a stereotype, be it your fraternity, your sorority, your club? Stay away from people who perpetuate that stereotype. Are you often embarrassed by your friend who picks fights at bars? Your friend who stands outside of Johnny O’s waving his North Face-covered arms like a Beta fish’s fins? Let him fight the bouncer. Go home. Do you know someone who messes around in class or sasses the professor? Don’t sit near that person. Do you know someone who spits in public, cuts in line, dresses like a tramp, cheats on tests? Find better friends. There are plenty of nice strangers out there you can talk to.
Overall, because this is an advice column, here is my over-arching tip for the next time you find yourself surrounded by people who make you feel uncomfortable: Just leave. Jet out of there. Pack up, put your jacket on, put the beer down, tell your friend you’ll call him later and leave. High-tail it home. Watch TV, and go to bed. There’s no reason — there’s absolutely no reason — to put yourself in jeopardy because you feel you’ll miss something fun. Your real friends will understand.