Report: New Mexico fires football coach Locksley

The Sports Xchange

New Mexico coach Mike Locksley has become the first college football coach to be fired this season, as he was dismissed by the university on Sunday, reported Sunday, citing a source close to the situation.

The firing comes less than a day after a New Mexico recruit was arrested for DWI while driving a car registered to Locksley and one day after the Lobos lost to FCS (formerly Division I-AA) team Sam Houston State on Saturday to drop the Lobos to 0-4.

Locksley was 2-26 in less than 2 1/2 seasons.

Before his first season, Locksley was the target of a sex and age discrimination lawsuit by an administrative assistant. In September 2009, he was suspended 10 days for an altercation with an aisstant.

On Saturday, recruit Joshua Butts was arrested for aggravated DWI, a minor in possession of alcohol and driving without a license.

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