CU assistant football coach investigated for domestic violence allegations

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BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- An assistant coach with the University of Colorado football team has been suspended after the Broomfield Police Department said it was investigating domestic violence allegations against him.

Joe Tumpkin has been the safeties coach for two years. He was suspended indefinitely with pay pending completion of the criminal investigation.

“I am very concerned by the allegations, which don’t reflect the high conduct standards I have for our student-athletes and staff," athletic director Rick George said.

The Daily Camera reports Tumpkin's ex-girlfriend said he physically assaulted her multiple times during their three-year relationship. She also filed a restraining order against him.

Tumpkin, 45, has not been arrested.

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