A University of New Mexico football star is in some hot water. According to reports, Lobos linebacker Evah Tohi has been suspended from the program after getting into a fight with a teammate that sent the other player to the hospital.
Tohi leads the Lobos with 57 tackles on the season, with six tackles for a loss and a sack.
From the Albuquerque Journal:
“New Mexico senior linebacker Evahelotu Tohi, the Lobos’ leading tackler, has been suspended from all team activities because he was involved in an fight that left a teammate hospitalized, KOB TV reported late Tuesday. UNM sports information director Frank Mercogliano confirmed the altercation. UNM is not naming the hospitalized teammate, who has been described as a friend of Tohi that doesn’t see much playing time.”
The player who was hospitalized has not been named.
“I was made aware of an incident that happened Saturday night involving two of our student-athletes. Although all the details are still being gathered, I think it’s appropriate at this time to suspend Evah Tohi from all team activities,” New Mexico head coach Bob Davie said in a statement to KOB.
“The University will continue to work through proper procedures and once the process is completed, appropriate action will be taken.”
Tohi reportedly visited his teammate in the hospital following the altercation.
Next up for the Lobos is a meeting with San Diego State on Saturday, November 3 at University Stadium. Kickoff is set for 10:15 p.m. ET on ESPNU.