New Mexico State player a suspect in beating
by Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY Sports
New Mexico State senior forward Tyrone Watson is a suspect in an incident that left one student brutally beaten on the night of Jan. 25, according to the Las Cruces Sun News.
“All we know is that there was an incident and until we have an official copy of the police report, it has no impact on his status as far as the basketball program,” Mew Mexico State athletics director McKinley Boston told the Sun News.
Watson has not been arrested.
The victim, Miguel Rascon, was questioned by police at Memorial Medical Center on Saturday. He told police he did not plan to press charges.
According to the police report, Rascon had a large laceration to the right side of his face. He told police he was at a party in Las Cruces and was dancing with a girl inside before a male choked him from the front.
“He said it went dark once he started choking him,” the report stated. “He said he then woke up on the floor.”
The four witnesses who were listed on the police report claimed Watson was the only suspect. One witness spoke about the fight with the media.
According to local TV station KDBC in El Paso (Texas), Rascon filed a criminal complaint with the university even though he doesn’t plan to press charges.
Rascon’s family sent these gruesome pictures to KDBC that showed the facial fractures, broken nose and 10 stitches they claimed Rascon suffered.
“One of those witnesses tells L4N Watson grabbed Rascon by the neck and threw him on the ground and “stomped on his head multiple times” after Watson thought Rascon was flirting with a girl he was with.”