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Anonymous Letter Accuses Lobos Football Coach of Racism

An anonymous letter addressed to University of New Mexico President Bob Frank and to the NCAA accuses Lobos head coach Bob Davie of racial discrimination and favoritism.

The letter is signed, “Sincerely, UNM Senior Football Players.”

The letter, dated Jan. 18, also claimed that Davie engaged in a physical confrontation with a player after the Lobos’ 32-29 home loss to Boise State on Sept. 29.

Frank said Wednesday that he had received similar letters at least three times since the fall, and that the university has each time investigated the claims. He said he believes the allegations to be false.

“At this point we don’t believe that there’s any credence, but we’re gonna triple check to be sure,” Frank said.

Frank said anonymous complaints are nearly impossible to investigate. “We feel we’ve given this more credence than it deserves,” he said.

Frank stands by the coach, saying he has full confidence in him.

“I am quite satisfied that Coach Davie is running an excellent, excellent football program down there,” Frank said.

For the complete story, and a copy of the letter, click here.

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