On Saturday 6 August 2011, on the pub "El Bembe" in Bogotá, Gomez attacked an unidentified woman. According to witnesses Gomez hit the woman at least four times at 11 p.m. near the entrance of the pub where he was accompanied by the woman minutes before.
When the facts were known, Gomez released a communication asking for forgiveness for his behavior and resigned to his participation as a member of the technical committee of the U-20 World Football Championship.
However multiple organizations, like 'Casa de la Mujer', expressed their discontent with the actuation of Gomez and asked for his resignation as manager of the Colombian football team.
Finally because of pressure from the media, the Colombian football team's sponsors, political and social celebrities and the general public, he takes the decision to resign as the manager of the Colombian football team.
However, due to recent polls, there has been information regarding that he should remain as coach due to how he immediately recognized his mistake. The national team players even support this regarding certain statements where they were disappointed with his actions but forgived him considering his immediate regret. Thus the Colombian soccer federation has postponed a final decision on whether to accept Gomez’s resignation until after the Under-20 World Cup.
On 13 February 2012 Colombian Hernan Dario Gomez took charge of first division Independiente Medellin on Monday, six months after resigning as coach of the national team.