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Pair of Lobos suspended indefinitely following arrests

Devonta Tabannah

This likely isn’t what Bob Davie envisioned having to deal with heading into his first season as a head football coach in over a decade.

According to multiple media outlets, two members of the New Mexico football program have been suspended indefinitely following arrests for unrelated incidents over the weekend.   The two players currently residing in Davie’s Lobo doghouse?  Junior quarterback David Vega and sophomore defensive back Devonta Tabannah.

Vega was arrested early Sunday morning by Albuquerque police, as relayed by KRQE-TV.

…but a criminal complaint says cops went to Vega’s home off west Central Sunday looking for stolen property. They found it, and four underage people inside drinking. Cops say Vega, who’s 20, wouldn’t give his name so they arrested him for possessing alcohol and concealing his identity.

Tabannah (pictured), on the other hand, was arrested the same day as his teammate and charged with driving under the influence while also being cited for no drivers license, no proof of registration, expired/not displayed license plate and for running a red light and who the hell rides drunken dirty with those three traffic strikes against him and then runs a red light that automatically transforms the early-morning situation into a flashing neon sign reading “pull me over ociffer.”

Vega was competing for the backup QB job after enrolling at New Mexico earlier this year.  Tabannah started three of the six games in which he played as a true freshman last season.

Earlier this month, Davie announced that one player had been dismissed from the program and two others had been suspended indefinitely.


(Photo credit: New Mexico athletics)

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1 Response to “Pair of Lobos suspended indefinitely following arrests”
  1. mogogo1 says: Aug 29, 2012 4:46 PM

    “pull me over ociffer.”

    Now, that’s funny!

    One more observation on Tabannah’s situation. They JUST started classes, yet he already has expired plates and no valid registration? Wouldn’t all but the dimmest bulbs have that at least in good standing at the start of the school year?

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