Update: Student will press charges against NMSU basketball player

Update: Student will press charges against NMSU basketball player

POSTED: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 3:49pm

UPDATED: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 10:06am

Newschannel 9 has learned Miguel Rascon, the 19 year-old allegedly attacked by NMSU basketball player Tyrone Watson, plans to press charges for the attack.

NC9 spoke with the man's family Wednesday who says a deputy from the Las Cruces Police Department will get a statement from Rascon Thursday.

According to the family, Rascon is out of the hospital recovering from a broken nose, other facial bruises, and a cut on his face that required 10 stitches.

As NC9 has reported, Tyrone Watson is listed as the only suspect in a police report describing the fight at a party January 25 in Las Cruces.

The report states Miguel Rascon was allegedly choked, causing him to black out.

Witnesses at the party tell NC9 Watson was the attacker.

The man's family says Rascon has filed a complaint with NMSU Student Affiars.

The Dean of Students was not able to confirm a complaint due to privacy issues, but did tell NC9 any complaint against any student will be assesed by the student code of conduct.

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It's a "non-issue" as per Menzies.

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