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NMSU O-line coach resigned following pair of citations for huffing

Chris Symington

On Wednesday we learned New Mexico State is right back on the lookout for a new offensive line coach following the quick loss of Chris Symington. Symington was introduced as the new offensive line coach on May 9, but resigned this week. Now we know a little bit more on why Symington is out as o-line coach.

According to a report by Las Cruces Sun-News, Symington is battling addiction that led to a pair of criminal citations linked to huffing. Per the Las Cruces Sun-News report;

Las Cruces police cited Chris Symington twice in a four-day span for huffing compressed air, the second incident unfolding Tuesday morning inside the bathroom of a Las Cruces drug store, according to a police report obtained by the Sun-News.

Symington and his wife told police Tuesday he’s suffering from an addiction and that they were returning to Pueblo, Colorado, to place Symington into rehab, the police report states.

The details from a police report on Tuesday state Symington locked himself in a bathroom at a CVS and was found huffing compressed air. When questioned by police, Symington admitted to huffing. On Sunday Symington was found in his car huffing by a police officer.

As reported yesterday, New Mexico State announced Symington resigned from his position due to “ongoing health issues.” New Mexico State has already begun to search for a new offensive line coach. Symington’s predecessor, Steve Marshall, left to accept a position on the coaching staff with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers earlier in the month.

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5 Responses to “NMSU O-line coach resigned following pair of citations for huffing”
  1. ballsoharduniversity52 says: May 22, 2014 12:35 PM

    Sad. That is very dangerous and I hope he gets the help that he needs.

  2. woebegong says: May 22, 2014 3:32 PM

    At 65 I am starting to feel really damn old. I had no idea what huffing meant. Does it get you high?

  3. ducksk says: May 22, 2014 7:17 PM

    Not as high as the good stuff. It’s cheap and doesn’t last long. But eats your brain tissue like battery acid.

  4. dhardy8207 says: May 23, 2014 8:40 AM

    Usually there are items involved like gold spray paint, glue, gasoline, etc….

    Really sad and I hope he gets the help he needs and gets his life back on track…

  5. couldntthinkofaname says: May 24, 2014 2:50 AM

    At 65 I am starting to feel really damn old. I had no idea what huffing meant. Does it get you high?


    Woe, I’m 51 and had no clue about this either. LOL

    I hope this coach can kick this.

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