Tempers are flaring across the football world lately, and it has coaches–from the same team–punching each other out on a regular basis. In August, Oakland Raiders assistant coach Randy Hanson claims he was struck by head coach Tom Cable
and suffered a broken jaw. Now a college coach at the University of New Mexico (0-4) is accused of punching one of his assistants at a staff meeting. This might be mildly entertaining if we had some video.
New Mexico Lobos head coach Mike Locksley has been reprimanded for a fight involving an assistant coach, who told police Locksley struck him and split his lip. Athletic director Paul Krebs said at a news conference Monday that Locksley was issued “a verbal reprimand” with a follow-up letter placed in his personnel file after the Sept. 20 altercation.
According to a police report, receivers coach J.B. Gerald said the fight occurred during a “heated” coaches meeting. Locksley became angry, grabbed Gerald by the collar and punched him as other coaches tried to intervene. Krebs said it’s not unusual in college football for coaches to have “heated discussions” during staff meetings but said, “This one crossed the line.” However, he also expressed steadfast support for Locksley, whom he hired after last season.
New Mexico Lobos coach Michael Locksley reprimanded for fight with assistant J.B. Gerald – ESPN
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