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State Your Case: 'Silent' Tom Nalen was Broncos' Hall-of-Fame Blocking Machine

Tom Nalen spent 14 years opening holes for others, but he hasn’t been able to open one for himself. Nalen went to five Pro Bowls, was named first-team All-Pro three times, was the starting center on two Super Bowl champions in Denver and has been added to the team’s Ring of Honor. Yet he hasn’t come close to having his resume reviewed by the voters at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Exactly why is difficult to fathom.
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'Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)' Rapper Silento Indicted In Cousin's Shooting Death

An Georgia-based rapper behind a viral 2015 hit has been indicted on murder charges following the shooting death of his cousin outside Atlanta. Ricky "Silento" Hawk, 23, who rose to fame in 2015 with the viral hit "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" that in turn spawned a teen dance craze, was indicted by a grand jury in DeKalb County Superior Court on Aug. 3 in the death of his cousin Frederick Roots, 34, on Jan. 21. Hawk stands charged with one felony count of murder with express malice, one felony count of murder in the commission of another felony, one felony count of aggravated assault and one felony count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. The grand jury ordered him held without bond.

Rapper Silento indicted by Georgia grand jury for murder of his cousin

A Georgia grand jury indicted Atlanta rapper Silento in the killing of his cousin who was found shot to death in DeKalb County, Georgia, earlier this year, according to court documents. The Dekalb County panel handed up a four-count indictment on Aug. 3 for malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault...
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Silento Indicted For Murdering His Cousin

The “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” rapper has been indicted in the shooting death of his cousin. Rapper Silento has been indicted for a murder charge in the state of Georgia. The 23-year-old, whose real name is Richard Lamar Hawk, now stands accused of murdering his cousin. New legal documents obtained...
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Rapper Silento Indicted For Murder Of Cousin

He is currently being held without bond. 23-year-old Richard Hawk, who performs under the name Silento, has been indicted for the shooting death of a family member. The “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” rapper was first arrested in connection to the death of his cousin in February 2021. Hawk’s team said...
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Silento Indicted by Georgia Grand Jury for the Murder of His Cousin

After being arrested in February for allegedly murdering his cousin, the rapper Silento has just been indicted on four felonies, including one count of malice murder, one count of felony murder, aggravated assault, and gun possession during the commission of a felony. According to TMZ, legal documents cite that a...
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Rapper Silento Indicted on Murder Charges of a Family Member

A Georgia grand jury has indicted Silento, the Atlanta rapper best known for the 2015 viral hit "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)," on murder charges in connection with the January killing of his cousin. According to the DeKalb County Superior Court's bill of indictment, which was submitted on Aug. 3, the rapper, whose real name is Ricky Lamar Hawk, was charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. TMZ was first to report the news, which was also confirmed by local outlet the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

‘Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)’ rapper Silento indicted in cousin’s shooting death

Atlanta rapper Silento, who made a name for himself with the 2015 smash, “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae),” has officially been indicted for a murder. As previously reported, the 23-year-old rapper, whose real name is Richard Lamar Hawk, was arrested on Feb. 1, 2021, and charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of his 34-year-old cousin Frederick Rooks.

‘Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)’ Rapper Silento Indicted on Murder Charges

UPDATE (8/16): The rapper Silento (real name Ricky Hawk) was indicted by a grand jury on four charges, including murder, in connection with the shooting death of his cousin, Billboard reports. The rapper was charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. It’s unclear when Hawk will next appear in court. ** Silento, the rapper known for his 2015 viral hit “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae),” was arrested Monday, February 1st, for the alleged murder of his cousin, Frederick Rooks. The DeKalb County Police Department in Georgia confirmed the arrest in a statement,...
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Silento Indicted on Felony Murder Charge in Cousin's Killing

The 'Watch Me' rapper was indicted for the killing of his cousin. "Watch Me (Ship/Nae Nae)" rapper Silento was indicted on four charges by a Georgia grand jury on Aug. 3 in connection with the shooting death of the MC's cousin earlier this year. According to the DeKalb County Superior Court's bill of indictment obtained by Billboard, Silento (born Ricky Lamar Hawk) was charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
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Rapper Silento indicted for cousin's murder in Georgia

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A grand jury has indicted Atlanta rapper Silentó for the murder of his cousin early this year. The 23-year-old rapper, whose real name is Ricky Hawk, was arrested for the murder of 34-year-old Frederick Rooks after a shooting on Jan. 21 in DeKalb County. Police said...

Silento Indicted For Murder

Silento has reportedly been indicted in the shooting death of his cousin, Frederick Rooks. According to TMZ, the “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” rapper was hit with four felonies, including one count of malice murder and one count of felony murder. He was also charged with aggravated assault and gun possession...