Exclusive: Video appears to show NMSU quarterback urinating on UNM logo
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – KOB 4 got a hold of a video that appears to show New Mexico State University’s starting quarterback urinating on a Lobo logo. It happened inside the University of New Mexico’s indoor practice facility.
The video appears to show Diego Pavia peeing on the Lobo logo at midfield.
Pavia is a junior NMSU quarterback from Albuquerque. He played at Volcano Vista High School and then New Mexico Military Institute before becoming an Aggie.
People in Albuquerque were not happy when we showed them what he did.
“You’re supposed to represent the school that you’re playing for, you’re a Division I athlete, you’re not supposed to be some hooligan out here just disrespecting things,” said Dylan Chavez, a UNM architecture student.
Some people said they think it’s just disgusting and childish.
“Kind of weird. A little too focused on tearing down our school and not focused enough on playing,” said Cleo Hahn, a UNM freshman.
Many said it’s uncalled for even in this heated rivalry.
“He’s definitely trying to send a message there. He took it a bit too far. A lot too far,” said Tyler Vandenburg, a high school student in Albuquerque.
“This is something you would do in high school and then regret it 20 years down the line,” said Marcos Martinez, another high school student in Albuquerque.
KOB 4 reached out to both schools this week for an interview or comment.
A UNM spokesperson simply said, “We are aware of the video and notified NMSU Athletic Administration of its existence on Monday morning.”
The Lobos say the Aggies know about it, but the Aggies aren’t commenting.
A NMSU spokesperson said, “Any information regarding the potential discipline of a student would be protected under federal privacy laws.”
Pavia played Saturday night and accounted for 258 yards of offense against Hawaii. The Aggies lost 20-17.
Some people said Sunday they hope no one from UNM retaliates after this, especially after what happened last year.
There was a fight at the Rio Grande Rivalry football game in Las Cruces last fall between UNM and NMSU students. Ultimately, that led to the deadly shooting on UNM’s campus weeks later.
Former Aggie basketball player Mike Peake shot and killed UNM freshman Brandon Travis when Travis and a group of other Lobo students jumped him, and shot at him in a dorm parking lot.
KOB 4 wanted to ask UNM about security at the practice facility to figure out how Pavia got in there.
We went to the facility Sunday, and the gate for the walkway that leads to it was open, although the doors were locked. There are “no trespassing” signs on the fence.