New Mexico has commissioned an outside investigation into allegations of player mistreatment by head coach Bob Davie. The news was first reported by NMFishbowl.com.
From the report:
NMFishbowl.com has not been told who the school has tasked with carrying out the investigation, or what precisely triggered it. However, sources say that the severity and volume of the allegations made by players were deemed to be of a serious enough nature as to warrant outside review.
Additionally, UNM is looking into “allegations about the drug-testing process being compromised.”
“I can confirm there is an investigation underway in Athletics,” New Mexico spokesperson Cinnamon Blair told the site. “We are not going to comment on the details or the individuals involved until the investigation is complete.”
Of note: New Mexico hired Eddie Nunez, a senior associate AD at LSU, as athletics director on Aug. 31. Former AD Paul Krebs stepped down in June after using school funds to pay for a golf outing in Scotland.
The report states that former players complained of unspecified mistreatment by Davie during exit interviews, but notes that the review was triggered by “far more serious allegations” against Davie.
Davie was named New Mexico’s head coach in 2012 after spending more than a decade as a college football analyst for ESPN. He has compiled a 28-37 mark in Albuquerque, highlighted by a 9-4 mark with a share of the Mountain West’s Mountain Division championship and a victory over UTSA in the New Mexico Bowl last season. The Lobos are 1-1 this fall and visit Boise State on Thursday night.
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