The suspension of New Mexico cornerback Devonta Tabannah will only last two games, per Lobos coach Bob Davie.
Davie announced that Tabannah was reinstated to the team Monday, though he will not play this Saturday against Texas.
“These decisions are tough to make,” Davie said Wednesday via the Albuquerque Journal. “What’s always been the dilemma is, you want to penalize (players) enough so that they understand the severity of it and the other players see it.
“In the same regard, you don’t want to overpenalize someone just to send a message or just to set a precedent. That’s really not fair.”
Tabannah (pictured) was arrested last month for [deep breath] driving under the influence, driving without a license or proof of registration, expired/not displayed license plate for running a red light and speeding*.
(*Not really; that’s just a “Liar, Liar” reference.)
Tabannah should be back for the Lobos’ third game of the season, a home match against Texas Tech.
(Photo credit: New Mexico athletics)