LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State University is shutting down the men’s basketball season for the time being. However, the school is being tight-lipped about what could have lead to this decision.
Currently, there are new allegations surrounding the team, but they are separate from the ongoing investigation involving player Mike Peake and a deadly shooting in Albuquerque.
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The claims involve violations of University policy. A source with ties to NMSU claimed the allegations involved hazing within the team, but the school would not confirm that. While the case is being investigated, the men’s basketball coaching staff has been placed on administrative leave.
Students on campus said they are shocked by the news.
A police report surrounding the allegations has been filed, but KRQE News 13 hasn’t been able to get ahold of those documents yet.
A video showing the team coming back to Las Cruces on Saturday was released. They were in California as they were scheduled to play a team there, but the game was canceled.