New Mexico football coach Bob Davie is currently serving a suspension after a probe into the program revealed potential mishandling of three sexual assault allegations against players on the team.
Davie was also being investigated for his treatment of players.
And according to a report on Friday, there are some very troubling allegations against the Lobos head coach.
According to the report, Davies used racial slurs directed at black players on multiple occasions.
From the Associated Press:
Reports released Thursday also said witnesses reported Davie using racial slurs directed at black players — a charge he denies.
A report from the school’s Office of Equal Opportunity released said witnesses told the office Davie some variation of the N-word at a practice and made a derogatory remark to four black players sitting on a golf cart.
According to the Office of Equal Opportunity report, a witness said Davie used the slur “at least once or twice a month during practices.” Player reported that after Davie saw four black players on a golf cart at a summer football camp in Ruidoso, New Mexico, Davie asked, “What are you doing on a White man’s tractor?”
“We will never tolerate a university culture that denies students their basic rights through illegal discrimination or retaliation against those who report sexual misconduct,”Balderas said in a statement when Davie was suspended. “Our criminal and civil investigation into the University of New Mexico includes the handling of these issues and we are reviewing the actions of officials from top to bottom and any other organizations involved.”
New Mexico officially kicked off spring practice on Friday.
It will be interesting to see how the team puts the controversy looming over their program behind them as they look to prepare for the upcoming season. Davies is expected to appeal his suspension.