By Mark Smith
Editor in Chief
As a frequent critic of Albuquerque media, it is only fair that I criticize myself and Enchantment Sports.
And apologize. Again.
Nobody asked, but as a journalist I must own up.
Thus, the following is the email sent to University of New Mexico football coach Bob Davie:
I want to apologize for the erroneous story I posted earlier today. I have updated, corrected and apologized in public.
I did not send questions to you earlier, out of respect for your privacy — which UNM athletics requested.
I should have done so regardless of their request.
I am very, very disappointed and embarrassed by my reporting of your office.
We don’t know each other well, but I do not hide from mistakes. I have owned it on my site, on the radio, on Facebook and on Twitter.
If you would like further clarification, please feel free to ask.
As you know, I do not attend the Tuesday luncheons. But I will show up on Tuesday to apologize in person and take the heat I deserve.
I am glad you are back at work. Today’s questions started because there has been so little information. I will copy you the questions I sent Eddie Nunez and Frank Mercogliano.
During the past two days, our site was told by four sources — including a local TV station — about the office being cleared. I still would not have gone with it, but but a person who knows what the office looks like was adamant that was your office.
Obviously, it was not.
I was only there once, in July of 2018, according to Mercogliano, and did not remember how it looked. I should have.
I asked UNM for information about whether the office had been cleared, but did not see a response until it was posted. I don’t believe there was a response until after it was posted. Still, my fault. Also, it was my fault for not sending the photo to Mercogliano.
Again, my sincerest apologies.
I want to be completely transparent, and the questions I sent to UNM athletic are below.
If you wish to answer any, I would obviously appreciate it. If not, I understand.
Editor in Chief
NOTE: Out of fairness to Davie and the university, Enchantment Sports is not publicly including the questions it sent to Davie, communications director Frank Mercogliano and athletic director Eddie Nuñez.