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New Mexico To Announce Locksley Decision

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ESPN's Mark Schlabach is reporting that New Mexico officials are planning a news conference for Tuesday to announce whether Lobos football coach Mike Locksley will be suspended or fired for allegedly striking an assistant coach, a source said Sunday night.

Locksley, who is 0-6 in his first season at New Mexico, allegedly struck wide receivers coach J.B. Gerald during a staff meeting Aug. 20. Gerald told Albuquerque police that Locksley busted his lip.

New Mexico athletics director Paul Krebs initially issued verbal and written reprimands to Locksley for his role in the altercation. Locksley told reporters last month that he could have handled the situation better and apologized to Gerald.

The Lobos are coming off a 37-13 loss to Wyoming this past weekend, their fifth game of the season in which they gave up 30+ points.