New Mexico State punishment for Diego Pavia urinating on New Mexico's practice field to be 'handled internally'

On3 imageby:Andrew Graham09/26/23


New Mexico State junior quarterback Diego Pavia is in some hot water after KOB4 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, reported on a video showing him apparently urinating on the practice field of in-state rival New Mexico. The incident apparently took place over the summer.

A UNM spokesperson told the TV station on Monday that they were aware of the video and had notified the athletic administration at New Mexico State. On Tuesday, New Mexico State assistant head coach and offensive coordinator Tim Beck addressed the video.

He said Pavia hasn’t been disciplined as of yet, but that punishment “will be handled internally.”

“You have high expectations for all your players,” Beck said. “Again, we’re disappointed in his actions, disappointed in what happened, but, again, it will be handled internally and then we’ll move forward.”

Beck said he ultimately hopes to move on from the incident.

“Obviously, you know, we’re disappointed in what happened, but that’s one of those things where we’ll deal with him and deal with it internally and move on,” Beck said.

New Mexico head coach Danny Gonzalez did not comment about the video when asked by the TV station.

Pavia has started all five games at quarterback for the Aggies, throwing for more than 1000 yards and tossing 10 touchdowns to four interceptions.

New Mexico State has embraced some traditional garb in 2023

New Mexico State head coach Jerry Kill made a splash on Boxing Day last year when he emerged from the team bus at the QuickLane Bowl in Detroit sporting an Aggies-themed serape. Now the garment — traditional to Mexico and what is now the American southwest — appears to be hear to stay for the Aggies.

Ahead of New Mexico State’s season-opening game against UMass on Saturday in Week 0, Kill and his players were all sporting black and white serapes with some New Mexico State theming. Safe to say no other teams in college football have pregame outfits quite like that.

“Broke out our Week Zero best,” New Mexico State football said on X along with an array of photos.

After the a win in the 2022 QuickLane Bowl, Kill explained why he wore the serape.

“That represents the state of New Meixco. That was given to me after the New Mexico win as a gift. And I think everbody thought, ‘OK, coach is getting a gift. He’ll put it —’” Kill said, trailing off. “That’s the pride our state. And I said, ‘Hey, I’m in Detroit and I’m going to show them what our culture is all about. And that represents our culture and represents our people, so I proudly wear that.”