Colorado coach resigns amid looming domestic violence charges

Colorado will be looking to make a late addition to their coaching staff.

After the police investigated domestic violence charges on him, Joe Tumpkin resigned from his assistant coaching position from the university at the request of coach Mike MacIntyre and athletic director Rick George.

Tumpkin was headed in this direction since the university discovered news of a restraining order filed against him by his wife earlier this month. Subsequent police investigations appear to indicate that charges will be filed against him.

According to Tumpkin’s ex-girlfriend, he physically assaulted her multiple times over the course of their three year relationship. On Wednesday, he waived his rights to a hearing on the restraining order.

Tompkins will be paid two months severance which totals $34,000, and reimbursement for unused vacation time worth $29,607. He also receives a one-time payment of more than $15,600 related to the Buffaloes reaching the Alamo Bowl.

If charges are levied against him, that money might very well go towards his defense.

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