Davie says, in some ways, he feels "responsible, angry and sad" for Gongbay

Updated: 04/22/2014 9:35 PM | Created: 04/22/2014 9:34 PM
By: J.P. Murrieta, KOB Eyewitness Sports 4

University of New Mexico football coach Bob Davie spoke to the media for the first time since he suspended his running back following rape charges.  Monday night, UNM's Crusoe Gongbay was charged with two counts of second degree sexual penetration.

"In some ways I feel responsible, in some ways I feel angry, in some ways I feel sad," Davie said following Tuesday's practice.

Davie said this isn't the first time in his coaching career he's had to address this kind of situation and it's frustrating as a head coach.  "You do a lot of things to prepare people for real life situations," Davie explained.  "The fact that somebody was close enough to some kind of event that transpired the way it did to cause this kind of accusation, I take that very seriously."

"I've been in other situations like this and I know nothing is resolved until it's resolved and that's why I hold judgement and hold my opinion."

A UNM student said she was raped by three men in a moving car, and one of the men plays for the school's football team.

Police say the victim and a friend were outside of a house party in Albuquerque last week.

The victim claims she was convinced by UNM running back Crusoe Gongbay and two other men to get into their blue BMW.

The victim says once they started driving, a man in the backseat raped her. After that, she claims Gongbay switched seats with the man and also raped her.

The victim then says Gongbay and one of the other men were dropped off on campus. At that point, the remaining man, identified as Ryan Ruff, pulled a gun on her then got into the back seat of the car and raped her.

Gongbay didn't have to face a judge Tuesday but did bond out of jail.

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