Lobo head coach Bob Davie is under investigation for a suspected compromised drug testing program and the mistreatment of players, according to an article posted to the New Mexico Fishbowl on Sept. 13.
According to the report, an outside investigator was hired by the University to look into the allegations made against the head coach.
“I can confirm there is an investigation underway in Athletics,” UNM spokesperson Cinnamon Blair said to NMFishbowl.com. “We are not going to comment on the details or the individuals involved until the investigation is complete.”
The investigation was confirmed by the UNM Athletics Department but didn’t clarify what or who was being investigated.
“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,” according to NMFishbowl.com’s report.
Prominent websites such as Deadspin, SB Nation and others have written on the report posted by NMFishbowl.com.
The Daily Lobo has filed for a public records request following the report.
Davie, who has been at the helm of UNM’s football program since 2012, made an immediate impact as head coach. In just the last two years alone, Davie has helped the Lobos reach two New Mexico Bowls in 2015 and 2016 — where UNM bested the University of Texas San Antonio last December, 23-20.
The UNM football team enters its third game of the season, when they face Boise State on Thursday evening. The game will be aired nationally on ESPN at 6 p.m.
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