NMSU: Basketball player Tyrone Watson suspended from play

Posted at: 01/31/2013 12:51 PM
Updated at: 01/31/2013 5:26 PM
By: KOB.com staff

Photot: Miguel Rascon
Photot: Miguel Rascon

New Mexico State head men's basketball coach Marvin Menzies today announced that senior forward Tyrone Watson has been indefinitely suspended from competition for a violation of team rules, starting with tonight's game against Texas State.

A statement on the school’s site says:

"Our team rules are strict and they exist for the betterment of the university, the basketball team and the players," said head men's basketball coach Marvin Menzies.

"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."

Watson has been accused of battery against a fellow student, Miguel Rascon. No charges have been filed.

KOB Eyewitness News 4 is told Rascon is looking to press charges.