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Locksley suspended one game

Posted on: October 13, 2009 9:26 am
Edited on: October 13, 2009 3:07 pm
New Mexico coach Mike Locksley reportedly has been suspended one game by the school for punching an assistant coach.

Locksley punched J.B. Gerald during a Sept. 20 meeting. New Mexico AD Paul Krebs issued verbal and written reprimands to Locksley, in his first season, before the university got involved. A formal investigation resulted in Tuesday's move. A formal announcment from the school is expected to come later today, according to the report. Locksley will miss the Oct. 24 game against UNLV.

It has not been an easy first season for the former Illinois offensive coordinator. The Lobos are 0-6 and Locksley was accused of sexual harrassment by a former football office employee. The allegations were declared "unfounded" by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, according to a separate report.

There was speculation that Locksley would be fired after punching Gerald. The assistant was recently placed on administrative leave and is expected to leave the university.

For now, Locksley is not the first coach fired this season. He made his reputation as a master recruiter and play caller at Maryland and Illinois among other stops. Locksley is one of seven African-American head coaches in Division I-A.

Category: NCAAF

Since: Dec 11, 2008
Posted on: October 13, 2009 11:43 am

First coach to be fired?

I hope they fire him so he can come back to Maryland.  Fridge/Franklin sucks.

Since: Oct 12, 2009
Posted on: October 13, 2009 11:12 am

First coach to be fired?

Exactly, you can't punch people and get away with it.  we just saw this in a game with Oregon and Boise State.  This should not be allowed.  I think he will be terminated because of this incident.  The university is tarnished now because of his actions.  He will get hired in a few years by another team.  Just a prediction.

Since: Sep 19, 2008
Posted on: October 13, 2009 11:06 am

First coach to be fired?

You act like an animal.....You get treated like one.  Black, white, pink, blue.  No one punches their employees.

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