LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – Police with New Mexico State University (NMSU) released the redacted report detailing the hazing allegations against basketball players. The report said an NMSU basketball player reported the incident to university police on Friday.
The player told police he’s experienced ongoing hazing since July of last year by other teammates, and the most recent incident happened last Monday, February 6. The player told police three teammates held him down and touched him inappropriately in the locker of the Pan American Center.
A police report lists three offenses consisting of false imprisonment, criminal sexual contact, and harassment. According to the report at least three other members of the basketball team had conducted the hazing and there may be a second player who was also a victim of the hazing.
The NMSU Chancellor, Dan Arvizu, released a statement to say the rest of the season is officially canceled and hazing has no place on their campus. All coaching staff has been placed on paid administrative leave. He also said those found responsible will be held accountable.
As of Sunday evening, no charges have been filed.