NMSU basketball player suspended after fight allegations


POSTED: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 3:08pm

UPDATED: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 7:39pm

Head basketball coach Marvin Menzies announced Senior Tyrone Watson has been indefinitely suspended starting with Thursday's game against Texas State for a violation of team rules.

Statement: "Our team rules are strict and they exist for the betterment of the university, the basketball team and the players, Tyrone Watson has been a phenomenal student-athlete in our program for four years, so obviously these allegations are extremely shocking and disturbing. Our investigation is ongoing. At the same time, we take allegations seriously and we are sensitive to the nature of the injuries sustained by the individual in this matter."

Tyrone Watson is the only suspect listed on a police report describing an attack on an NMSU student last Friday.

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