Late on Wednesday night, KOB TV reported details from a weekend fight between two University of New Mexico Lobo football players that left one hospitalized and led to the suspension of star linebacker Evahelotu Tohi. The suspension didn’t come until after the fight was reported by KOB-TV on Tuesday evening.
On Tuesday night, KOB reported that Tohi had beaten up a teammate on Saturday night and put him in the hospital. However, Tohi practiced with the Lobos on Monday and Tuesday and UNM head coach Bob Davie didn’t mention anything about a suspension or the fight during Davie’s weekly news conference on Tuesday afternoon.
The television reported that after “pressing up” Davie on Tuesday, it received a statement from the coach that Tohi had been suspended.
UNM suspended Davie was suspended for 30 days over the summer after an investigation turned up allegations that he physically assaulted players, obstructed a rape investigation and frequently engaged in racist comments.
The Lobos lost their final seven games of the 2017 season to go 3-9. They are 3-5 and 1-3 in the Mountain West, and on a three-game losing streak. They have been outscored 99-26 in their last two games.
On Saturday, New Mexico plays host to San Diego State (6-2, 3-1) and coach Rocky Long, who coached the Lobos for 11 seasons.