First, there was a restraining order, leading to the suspension of Colorado Buffaloes assistant football coach Joe Tumpkin in early January.

Next, Tumpkin was asked to resign, late last week. He did.

Monday, Tumpkin, 45, was formally charged with five felony counts of second-degree assault and three misdemeanor counts of third-degree assault for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

In the initial complaint that resulted in the restraining order, the  Daily Camera reported:

The woman said the first assault occurred on Feb. 27, 2015, at a hotel in Broomfield, when she alleges he threw her against a wall and then threw her on the bed when she tried to leave, according to the complaint.

“The assaults increased in duration and severity” when she temporarily moved in with Tumpkin in Broomfield for the summer of 2015, according to the complaint. The woman said Tumpkin would sometimes also choke and bite her, and would threaten to kill men she expressed interest in, according to the complaint.

The most recent incident came Nov. 18, on the eve of the CU Buffs’ game against Washington State. The woman said Sahabet she agreed to come out for the game, but that Tumpkin arrived intoxicated to a house in Broomfield and jabbed his finger in her face and then pinned her against a wall and choked her, according to the complaint. The night after the game, the woman claims Tumpkin threw her around and choked her before dragging her by her hair to the door and telling her to “get the (expletive) out,” according to the complaint.

Tumpkin has been on Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre’s staff for the past two seasons. At the Alamo Bowl, he called defensive plays after defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt left to take over the same job with the Oregon Ducks.

Tumpkin reportedly was a candidate to take over as defensive coordinator for the Buffaloes before the allegations became known.

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