Football coach suspended and under investigation after facing multiple wild accusations
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A college football head coach is being investigated after facing a flurry of wild accusations from an anonymous group of players.
Carla Tejas is currently on administrative leave from her head coach position of the women’s University of Texas Permian Basin team.
According to Your Basin, she is facing multiple allegations including asking her player to pay her bail, fostering a toxic culture, and encouraging her players to injure opponents among many other things.
Tejas was arrested last month on DWI charges at a traffic stop, as KMID reported.
The arrest kicked off a chain of events that really unearthed perhaps one of the most wildly run football teams in the world.
WATCH: Former players speak out about UTPB women's soccer coach Carla Tejas amid allegations from current players. They say she drove them to the point of wanting to take their own lives. #NCAA #CarlaTejas pic.twitter.com/yG01HgbT7l— Kayler Smith (@KaylerSmithTV) October 4, 2022
The players were concerned that the University was trying to ‘sweep her arrest under the rug’ and so filed a 1,154 word-letter to the NCCA, Lone Star Conference, and UTPB officials, as reported by Sports Director at Big 2 Sports, Kayler Smith.
And well, it just gets worse and worse.
Some of the major allegations against Tejas include asking her players to pay her bail for the DWI arrest - which some players did.
While she also asked many players for rides because of her charge, which players obliged out of fear of retaliation.
She would also kiss and have physical interactions with members of the men’s University team in front of her team members.
At one game she re-entered the stadium in disguise after being ejected and continued coaching through a walkie-talkie.
The letter also states that they believe one of the players had been attained from outside the school, as they had not attended any classes and had not been assigned a dorm.
It alleges that Tejas fueled a toxic environment at the club using emotionally abusive tactics such as silent treatment and isolation, as well as enforcing a strict diet that fostered eating disorders in the team.
She allegedly would also encourage players to cheat on their classwork, expecting football to come before their education.
Tejas reportedly also encouraged her team to injure opposition players during the games.
Ironically enough, Tejas appeared on a podcast about how to build team culture.
S E A S O N 3!🔥— Valmentajan Äänellä (@SoundOfCoaching) February 10, 2022
"Without culture you might win some games but there's no way you can win championships.”
🎙Women’s soccer head coach at UTPB Carla Tejas talking about team culture.
🎧 https://t.co/PCiQ2JeK9q#ValmentanÄänellä #SoundOfCoaching pic.twitter.com/CICNOeqWUv
Alexa Dunson, a spokeswoman for the University told San Antonio Express-News: "In our UTPB athletics program the wellbeing, safety, and support of our student-athletes always comes first.
“That will never change. These kinds of allegations are taken very seriously. Right now, our focus is on our women's soccer team and providing any additional support our players need.
“They are looking forward to continuing their record-breaking season, and we can't wait to cheer them on."
SPORTbible has reached out to Tejas for comment.