New Mexico State men’s basketball team has canceled the remainder of their season after three players were accused of sexually assaulting another teammate, according to various news outlets.
The school said they reviewed a police report alleging that three players from the school’s team subjected the teammate to “false imprisonment, harassment and criminal sexual contact.” According to news reports, the alleged victim did not choose to press criminal charges.
In the police report, the student-athlete accused his three teammates of holding him down and “exposing his buttocks” before the attackers “began to slap his [buttocks].” He also said his teammates touched his scrotum.
The victim also told police the harassment has been ongoing since last summer and also occurring in the locker rooms and on road trips with the Aggies team.
New Mexico State’s chancellor Dan Arvizu issued a statement to announce the season’s cancellation on Twitter.
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