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FIU running back Kendall Berry stabbed to death on campus

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Florida International University running back Kendall Berry was found stabbed to death on the school's Miami campus Thursday night.


The Miami Herald reports that the circumstances behind the 22-year-old Berry's death are unclear, but that it's an isolated incident and the student body at large is not at risk.


Police were interviewing "several people that observed the incident," Baez said, though he could not confirm if any suspect was in custody.


"Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kendall's family,'' said FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg. "We are here to support them and our entire university community as all of us come to terms with this tragedy.''


Shortly after the university confirmed Berry's death, FIU indefinitely postponed football coaching clinics scheduled for Friday and Saturday.The football team's annual spring game is scheduled for Wednesday. It's unknown if that would take place as planned.


Police said the stabbing took place just outside the front doors of the campus recreation center, where he said the football team and other FIU athletes train.


Berry, from Haines City, Florida, was involved in an argument with one or more people, according to a Miami Police spokesman, and "One produced some type of a weapon and stabbed him."


Berry appeared in all 12 FIU games as a freshman in 2007. He sat out the 2008 season with a knee injury and then had some breakout moments in 2009, rushing for three touchdowns in a span of 13 minutes against Middle Tennessee on Nov. 7 and following that up with two more scores the following week in a win over North Texas.


Berry finished last season with a team-best seven touchdowns, despite not playing in the season's first seven games because of continued recovery from the knee injury.


His parents, Derrick and Mellissicia Spillman, have been notified, the university said. Berry had seven siblings, according to the Herald report.


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I worked at the FIU rec center as a manager from 2004-2008. I could not imagine having to open those doors tomorrow morning and although the rec center was closed when it happen I could not imagine being there when it went down.

This is a very sad and shocking. My heart goes out to Kendall, his family and friends. My heart goes out to the FIU community.

I do believe that added security needs to be on campus. I was on that campus constantly and though I never felt true danger I was spooked at times and there was little security even seen near by. The university is growing at a quick rate and the presence of securtiy needs to be in larger numbers and more prominent.

Over a girl? Seriously. I hope that all involved are punished for such a terrible and tragic event. Nonsense!

The gates of heaven are open for you Kendall.

Read more: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/fiusports/2010/03/kendall-berry.html#ixzz0jFofDZtF

that my best friend i still dont know what to say

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