(Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to report that UNM athletic director Eddie Nuñez requested financial support for mental health for athletes from the state legislature and it was vetoed.)
The cause of death of University of New Mexico 21-year-old defensive lineman Nahje Flowers was determined to be suicide, according to an Albuquerque Police Department report.
Flowers, a redshirt junior for the Lobos, was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in his off-campus residence on the morning of Nov. 5, the police report said.
Depression was listed as a past and recent health complaint for Flowers’ medical history, according to the police report. Flowers said in a group text message early in the morning of Nov. 5 that the antidepressants he was taking were not helping him, according to the police report.