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Artesia coach accused of threatening student

There are 49 comments on the KRQE Albuquerque and New Mexico story from Mar 12, 2008, titled Artesia coach accused of threatening student. In it, KRQE Albuquerque and New Mexico reports that:

The legendary Artesia High School football coach could be in legal trouble after an incident at a March 1 basketball game.

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Albuquerque, NM

#1 Mar 12, 2008
I totally support coach Henderson, children need to respect others in order to be respected. A show of support does not come in form of foul language or rude comments towards the opposing teams.
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Levelland, TX

#2 Mar 12, 2008
Your son was out of line. You should thank Coach Henderson for teaching your son discipline, because obviously you aren't.
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#3 Mar 12, 2008
If Coach Henderson thought the boy's jersey needed removed, it did. It's pretty confusing that a mother that is willing to sue a coach and drag him through the mud is not planning on removing her son from the coach's football team.
its gotten out of control

Levelland, TX

#4 Mar 12, 2008
I watched her son being escorted out of the game, he wasn't a bit ashamed, he was smiling. She wasn't following him out either. I totally support Coach Henderson. If that had been my child, Coach Henderson would not have had to step in, I would have been there disciplining my child myself. I have seen your behavior at ball games and maybe some of those kids you and your husband taunt should turn the table on you. Shame on you! Take responsibility for your children!
just wondering

Florence, AL

#5 Mar 12, 2008
Make up your mind lady.
Do you want a son that will do something after high school and be self respecting and be able to hold down a job where he will be held accountable for his actions?
Or do you want him living in your house until he is thirty reliving this moment of "glory" when he got a good coach in trouble at high school parties.
He will go from being a high school sports star to the weird creepy guy that still hangs out at high school parties wearing his letterman jacket.
The kid was wrong, end of story.
Get Real Lady

Levelland, TX

#6 Mar 12, 2008
Its people like this that need influences like Coach Henderson in their life. People like that run off those who try teach children how to behave like responsible people. I've watched her and her husbands behavior towards kids on the court. They need to leave the teachers and coaches alone, because they're the only ones teaching her kids how to be responsible adults. Kids like that don't have a chance when they think they can blame everyone else for their actions.
They are pathetic

Artesia, NM

#7 Mar 12, 2008
Yet another incident with the Perez's. When is the sports world going to have enough of these people. These are also the folks that caused all the trouble for Rep. Foley at the Gus Macker tourney. Anyone see a pattern here?
Thank you Coach Henderson for not allowing this behavior to represent Artesia!!!
Sue happy

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Mar 12, 2008
Shame on you Mrs Perez for not teaching your son how to behave. Sounds like you are set on ruining Mr Henderson reputation. If I were you I would work on your own reputation first. Seems to me that you are just plain "SUE HAPPY". The City of champions supports Cooper Henderson 100%.

Levelland, TX

#9 Mar 12, 2008

Levelland, TX

#10 Mar 12, 2008
Her kids aren't losers-they're still kids. They just haven't been taught how to act responsibly. Sad thing is, when someone tries to teach them differently she steps in and files charges on them. They should turn around and sue her for defamation of character.

Levelland, TX

#11 Mar 12, 2008
You're wasting Coach Henderson's time. That man has brought more young children into being responsible adults then any other person in the Artesia district. You should step back and let him do his job. Your son is a young man that needs some direction and coach henderson lets his athletes know what it means to wear the Artesia orange. It means respectfulness, pride, honor, and it shouldn't be taking lightly. Where were you when your son was cussing at the top of his lungs? Why weren't you there?

Levelland, TX

#12 Mar 12, 2008
Thats the problem. She was sitting beside him at the game.
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Artesia, NM

#13 Mar 12, 2008
After the judge laughs off these charges, I hope Coach Henderson sue that family for defamation, slander, etc... I would drag them through the courts and give them some of their medicine back. I have heard the got kicked out of Hobbs and Goddard gyms. Wow, What role models as parents!!
Kyle H NMPreps rivals com

Desert Hot Springs, CA

#14 Mar 12, 2008
Coach Henderson is a great coach and a great mentor to all.
Todd Morris

Portales, NM

#15 Mar 13, 2008
Coach Henderson is a man of character and purpose, he was holding that kid to a higher standard being an athlete at Artesia. This parent needs to understand that being an athlete is a Priviledge not a Right. This is just another case of people being allowed to sue or charge who ever they want, because they were not doing what God told them to do and that is raise your child as representative of GOD.
Mike from Mansfield

Dallas, TX

#16 Mar 13, 2008
It is an HONOR To wear a Bulldog Jersey and with it comes rules of conduct and behavior. When that young man was cussing the Goddard team wearing a Bulldog Jersey he was representing Bulldog Football. Coach Henderson was giving him a life lesson that it seems his Mother does not want him to learn. I am sure Coach Henderson was embarassed and angry because this kid did not behave in a manner becoming a Bulldog and I also am sure he is embarassed for the kid and the way he and his Mom are acting.

Carlsbad, NM

#17 Mar 13, 2008
Man, I have a son that is 3, if he acted like that even today I would let the coach woop him with the belt, in front of the whole gym. My point is he (Artesia Kid) has never been disciplined in his life, this is why the parents are acting the way they do. My big question is how will these people be able to live day to day in the football hungry town of Artesia, seems like they are going to have the whole town on their backs, good luck......
david Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM

#18 Mar 13, 2008
This is just another case of the prisoners running the prison. When students are dealt with nowdays right away parents blame the adult first. All parents do is condone bad behavior. We need to go back to the days of disciplining our kids, and showing them what respect is!
your kidding Artesia NM

Levelland, TX

#19 Mar 13, 2008
I saw the entire incident. I tend to be a people watcher. I saw the kids being escorted out by the security. At the time Coach Henderson was sitting next to my husband and I. I walked into the hall behind them. I could tell that the kids were talking back to the adults. At one point one of the kids tried to go back into the gym. Coach Henderson did not grab the kid's jersey. I remember telling my husband that it was embarrassing that the kid had on a football jersey and wondering where his parents were. What ever happened to taking any grievances up with a person instead of slandering their name in the media? How embarrassing for your kids.
a mother

Albany, NY

#20 Mar 13, 2008
GOOD for U Coach Henderson, that is the problem these children think they can say and act anyway!!!! Do what you do best MENTOR and give TOUGH LOVE!!!!!!

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