A girls’s soccer coach on the College of Texas Permian Basin has been suspended after a bunch of gamers penned an nameless letter to the varsity and the NCAA claiming she had made out with college students and requested her gamers to bail her out of jail after she was arrested for a DUI.
The coach, 28-year-old Carla Tejas, was busted for a DUI on Sept. 11 following a site visitors cease, the place officers stated she slurred her speech and was unsteady on her ft whereas performing sobriety assessments, KMID reported.
After her arrest, members of the soccer group despatched a letter containing a number of allegations about Tejas to the college, NCAA and Lone Star convention officers. The coed stated they have been anxious the varsity would “sweep her arrest underneath the rug.”
The letter stated the first-year head coach dedicated a number of NCAA and faculty infractions. Her conduct additionally allegedly contributed to some college students experiencing psychological misery and commiting self-harm.
Kayler Smith, the sports activities director of KMID’s ABC Huge 2 Sports activities, said in a series of tweets that the allegations in opposition to Tejas embody kissing members of the lads’s soccer group in public, offering booze to minors and asking gamers to assist her pay for her DUI bail — which some did.
The gamers additionally stated Tejas re-entered a sport that she had been ejected from and continued teaching from a two-way radio whereas sporting a disguise.
She was allowed to proceed teaching following her arrest as neither the college nor the NCAA have a DUI coverage, based on KMID.
The varsity’s athletic director Todd Doley told reporters at a press convention on Monday that the division is investigating the allegations in opposition to Tejas, who has been positioned on paid administrative depart.
“Our focus has all the time been and can all the time be unwavering help for student-athletes. Interval. That doesn’t change now or ever. So I wish to make that completely clear. Our help is clearly squarely on our student-athletes,” Dooley stated.
Since information of Tejas’ arrest and her gamers’ letter broke, former college students who’ve performed underneath her at different universities have come ahead alleging different abuses.
One pupil, who performed underneath Tejas at Belhaven College the place she coached for 2 years as a graduate pupil, advised KMID Tejas made her think about taking her personal life. One other stated she has tried to commit suicide.
“She’s telling me everyone hates me and no person needs me on the group and this had been after a number of months of abuse from Carla. That was the tipping level with plenty of different issues that had gone one primarily from Carla and Kimberly Harrell that led to me trying suicide that day,” former Belhaven soccer participant Nolyn Murphy stated.
Earlier than turning into head coach at UTPB, she coached at Louisiana Christian Christian Faculty.
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