Due to these allegations, College basketball team suspends for season

New Mexico State University has suspended its program and sent its coaching staff on paid leave on the basis of allegations related to a fatal shooting last year.

New Mexico State University’s coaching staff comes in controversy of an allegation-related fatal shooting. As per the university statement, the allegations are not related to an incident on Nov. 19 of last year in which a New Mexico State player was involved in a fatal shooting near a residence hall at the University of New Mexico.

Investigation officers say NMSU player Mike Peake shot and killed New Mexico student Brandon Travis.

As per a statement released by NMSU, New Mexico State University is suspending operations for the men’s basketball program until further notice,’ the statement read.

Till these, all allegation is proven and investigated completely, the men’s basketball coaching staff has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Due to this scenario, the game between NMSU and California baptist will not be played, which is scheduled for Feb 11.

New Mexico State University Police said they could not provide a statement on any report.

Peake, 21, has not been charged in connection with the pre-dawn shooting on the campus of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, just hours before the host Lobos were to play the Aggies. That game, as well as the rematch on December 3 in Las Cruces, was canceled.

‘Lorenzo Jenkins, a special assistant to [NMSU head coach Greg] Heiar, was carrying Peake’s tablet in his backpack. ‘An unnamed New Mexico State administrator had his phone,’ according to state police.

The gun that was used in the shooting was found at the team hotel in Albuquerque, where assistant coach Dominique Taylor had it wrapped in a towel after Heiar called him and said that Avery, Muhammad, and Roy could help him locate the weapon.

NMSU and the district attorney’s office in Albuquerque have launched separate investigations into the shooting and the actions of staff, coaches, and players.


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