Monday, March 2, 2015

New Mexico RB charged with criminal sexual penetration

Crusoe Gongbay of the New Mexico Lobos. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Crusoe Gongbay of the New Mexico Lobos. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

New Mexico running back Crusoe Gongbay was suspended indefinitely from the team after he turned himself in to the Albuquerque Police Department, the school announced Monday.

According to KOB-TV in Albuquerque, Gongbay was charged with criminal sexual penetration.

New Mexico head coach Bob Davie released the following statement:

'We are aware of the allegations involving Crusoe Gongbay. Due to the obvious serious nature of these charges, he has been suspended indefinitely from our football team. Once this process is complete and all the details have emerged, we will handle the outcome appropriately. As this is an ongoing situation, we will not be able to comment any further at this time."

Gonbay had a career-high 592 rushing yards with six touchdowns as a junior last season.

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