New Mexico State Line Coach Caught Huffing Compressed Air

The New Mexico State University football team is looking for a new offensive line coach after current coach Chris Symington was caught huffing compressed air twice in a four-day span.

From the Las Cruces Sun-News:

Police responded Tuesday to the CVS Pharmacy on North Main about 11:15 a.m. because Symington had locked himself in a bathroom and was huffing compressed air, the report states. He admitted to huffing when questioned by the officer.

The officer described Symington as "disoriented," but cooperative. He issued Symington a criminal citation.

Sunday night, Symington received his first criminal citation after a different LCPD officer found him "slumped over sitting in his vehicle and apparently having seizures," a police report states.

Symington was hired on May 9, but has now resigned due to his huffing problem. His wife told police that they are returning to their hometown of Pueblo, Colorado, so that Symington can enter a rehab program. This story just got a lot less surprising for anyone who knows anything about Pueblo, as the town is almost exclusively populated by meth cooks and drug addicts. Don't huff compressed air, kids, and don't live in Pueblo.

Update: The police reports for both huffing incidents are below. Notable phrases include "I THEN ADVISED MR. SYMINGTON TO PUT THE CAN DOWN BUT MR. SYMINGTON WAS NOT OBEYING MY COMMANDS" and "I ALSO COLLECTED ALL OF HIS EMPTY CANS OF AIR DUSTER THAT HE WAS HUFFING."

Huffing police report 1

Huffing police report 2


[Sun-News]

h/t Matt