Monday, October 12, 2009

Lobo's wide receivers coach reportedly resigns

Two weeks after 770KKOB broke the story about an "altercation" in the UNM football coaches office following a loss to conference rival Air Force, the UNM assistant football coach who filed a police report accusing head coach Mike Locksley of punching him in the face, is no longer with the team.

University officials have confirmed wide receivers coach Jonahthan "JB" Gerald has stepped down. Gerald was put on paid leave after the September 20 altercation with Locksley.

Gerald says in a police report Locksley punched him in the mouth during a heated coaches meeting in Albuquerque. He declined to press charges against Locksley.

ESPN reports UNM will announce the results of an internal investigation Tuesday. UNM won't confirm the report.

Campus police say punching someone is grounds for suspension or even termination.

UNM's Human Resource division has been investigating the altercation and is expected to make a determination in the matter this week.

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