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NMSU Basketball HC Greg Heiar Fired amid Hazing Allegations

Erin WalshFebruary 15, 2023Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty ImagesNew Mexico State men’s basketball head coach Greg Heiar has been fired following allegations of student-athlete hazing, NMSU Chancellor Dan Arvizu said Tuesday, per Jason Groves of Las Cruces Sun-News.Arvizu said Saturday that players on the basketball team were interviewed by school officials regarding the alleged hazing, which

NMSU Basketball HC Greg Heiar Fired amid Hazing Allegations

Erin WalshFebruary 15, 2023

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New Mexico State males’s basketball head coach Greg Heiar has been fired following allegations of student-athlete hazing, NMSU Chancellor Dan Arvizu mentioned Tuesday, per Jason Groves of Las Cruces Solar-Information.

Arvizu mentioned Saturday that gamers on the basketball crew have been interviewed by faculty officers concerning the alleged hazing, which led to your entire program being shut down.

“Hazing is a despicable act,” Arvizu wrote in a letter to the NMSU group. “It humiliates and degrades somebody and has the potential to trigger bodily and emotional hurt, and even loss of life. Sadly, hazing can turn out to be a part of a corporation’s tradition, if left unchecked.”

Arvizu added that the college would maintain a gathering on Tuesday to “talk about restricted personnel issues regarding particular person staff.” It did not point out which staff have been being mentioned.

Colin Deaver of KTSM 9 Information reported Feb. 10 that New Mexico State had abruptly suspended the boys’s basketball crew and positioned the teaching workers on paid administrative go away following doable violations of college coverage.

The one particulars supplied on the time have been that it was unrelated to the investigation right into a deadly taking pictures involving Aggies basketball participant Mike Peake and 4 College of New Mexico college students.

Extra particulars of the alleged hazing have been uncovered on Feb. 12, per a New Mexico State College Police Division report obtained by Meredith Deliso and Bill Hutchinson of ABC Information.

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The report acknowledged {that a} participant on the boys’s basketball crew reported the alleged hazing to police on Friday. The participant mentioned they’d been hazed by three teammates within the locker room for a number of months and that it typically occurred in entrance of the entire crew.

On Sunday, Arvizu announced the rest of the crew’s season had been canceled by the college.

Two gamers, Shahar Lazar and Kent Olewiler, introduced they’d be leaving this system and supposed to enter the switch portal. Darius Carr, a four-star prospect, has additionally announced he will likely be asking for his launch from his nationwide letter of intent amid the turmoil.

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