More proof that rugby players might be the toughest athletes in the world: even their ex-athletes turned criminals are more hardcore than in the US. Witness the case of former New Zealand professional rugby player Mike Edwards: the WELLINGTON DOMINION POST reports that he has been charged with beating a convicted murderer to a pulp and leaving him for dead. Which is a lot more impressive (in a Quentin Tarantino sort of way) than getting sent up the river for dog fighting.
Police allege that Edwards kidnapped Michael Sneller and beat him with a shotgun until he was unconscious and then left him in the trunk of a car. Sneller had previously been convicted of murder in 1983 after beating a businessman to death in what was described then as “a classic gangland burglary, beating and killing.”