ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.(KRQE) – University of New Mexico running back Teriyon Gipson has learned a lesson.
In January, Gipson was arrested in his hometown of Dallas, Texas on misdemeanor marijuana and gun possession. He thought he could hide the incident from Lobos head coach Bob Davie.
Gipson said he thought it would go away. It did not go completely away and Davie found out about the incident in September. Gipson has since received some in house discipline from Davie for his actions.
“I should have came out and told coach Davie and them what was going on right away,” said Gipson. “I thought it was going to go away. I most definitely was punished for it. I still shouldn’t have did what I did. I shouldn’t have been with the people I was around. I take responsibility for my actions.”
The gun charge has since been dropped, but Gipson does have a court date set for October 27.
At practice Tuesday, Gipson said his attorney is working on resolving all of his issues. The Albuquerque Journal reported that Gipson also had eight outstanding warrants for traffic citations and failure to appear in court at the time of his arrest.
Gipson is keeping his focus on football at the moment. He has a minor hamstring injury, but does not think it will keep him from playing when the Lobos host 19th ranked Boise State Friday night.
Gipson currently leads the nation in yards per carry. He is averaging 12.87 yards each time he carries the football.