Posted at: 09/17/2013 8:24 PM
Updated at: 09/18/2013 2:00 PM
By: J.P. Murrieta, KOB Eyewitness Sports 4
UNM head coach Bob Davie suspended Paytron Hightower and Gerron borne for conduct detrimental to the team. The two sophomore defensive linemen will be off the team for at least until the end of the year.
"Some coaches can look the other way and hope things disappear and hope they don't become evident to others, but I've never been able to do that," said Davie. "I'm in charge of the environment down here, I'm in charge of the chemistry of this team. I take that very seriously."
Davie would not say what the two did to receive the punishment, although he said it's not an academic issue. Davie did say he would not even revisit their situation until the end of the season.
Borne and Hightower both played as true freshmen in 2012. Hightower played in New Mexico’s 2013 season-opening game against UTSA, and Borne saw action Saturday against Pittsburgh.