UNM reinstates Lobo lineman Jamal Price

Lobo lineman Jamal Price
Lobo lineman Jamal Price

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The UNM Lobo football player arrested for allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment is officially back on the field.

Jamal Price, a senior offensive tackle, has been reinstated by Head Coach Bob Davie.

It happened after Price was accepted into the Bernalillo County D.A.’s Pre-Prosecution Probation Program.

Price was suspended from the team after last month’s incident where he allegedly broke into his ex’s apartment near Yale and Central. He told police he was just trying to get back some of his stuff.

He was with another UNM student who was also arrested.

The woman told police the friend punched her and Price pushed her down.

On Monday, Coach Davie said Price accepts responsibility for what happened.

“Hopefully Jamal has learned a valuable lesson,” Coach Davie said. “I mean, he’s taken full accountability for what happened.”

Davie said in a statement that the probation program requires Price to attend counseling and community service. He also said the probation period is 12 to 24 months and that Price is no longer formally charged in the case.

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