UNM Football Coach Bob Davie Suspended After Investigation

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The accusations against Lobo Football Coach Bob Davie are shocking and wide-ranging, from claims that he’s used the “n-word” to obstructing a rape investigation involving one of his players. Now he’s facing a 30-day suspension.

Read the investigator’s report here; read the university’s report here. 

UNM has placed Davie on unpaid leave for 30 days and says he will have to take mandatory trainings, including on cultural sensitivity.

Bob Davie issued the following statement:

Over the past nine months, the University has conducted three investigations involving the football program dating back to 2012. None of these three investigations determined that I had violated any University policy. I have appealed the suspension imposed by Interim President Abdallah to the Board of Regents.

I fully cooperated in every respect and met multiple times with the investigators, but was never asked to meet with or provide information to Hogan. In fact, the Hogan Report reads “Given the lack of specific evidence that he or his staff engaged in criminal obstruction or retaliation with respect to these three incidences, we also determined that it was not necessary to interview Coach Davie or conduct a further review of additional police, OEO and medical records.”

While I do not think it is appropriate to discuss specifics of the investigation at this time, I will respond to one of several troubling allegations. Apparently, some unnamed person has claimed that during a team meeting I told the players to “get some dirt on this [victim].” None of the investigators told me about this claim or asked me if I ever made this remark. So there is no misunderstanding, never did I make that or any similar comment.

Read the full statement issued Thursday by UNM Interim President Chaouki Abdallah, here. 

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