ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Following the University of New Mexico Lobos’ quarterback Sheriron Jones’ indefinite suspension from the football team on Tuesday, a criminal complaint states that the 23-year-old is accused of indecent exposure.
According to a criminal complaint, on October 18, 2019, a woman reported to UNM Police that while inside the Cornell Parking Structure, a male drove slowly past her multiple times. As she walked from her vehicle to the structure’s exit, the male then stopped his vehicle in the driving lanes.
While approaching the vehicle, the woman noticed the man’s front passenger window was down and asked, “are you good?” The male subject responded, “no, can you give me 10 seconds.”
While approaching the passenger door window, the woman stated she immediately turned and walked away as she observed the male was pleasuring himself. The woman later told authorities that she recognized the driver from social media and he was identified as Sheriron Jones.
People who KRQE News 13 spoke to on campus were shocked.
“You should know not to do those things, especially going to a university, you’re supposed to know certain moral codes,” said Lasha Helena.
Authorities observed security footage of the incident and identified the license plate of the vehicle which led them to Jones. While the incident was captured on video, police state they were unable to see the criminal action and were not able to positively identify the male involved.
The allegations are upsetting for those who visit campus regularly.
“Especially that he’s an athlete here, you’d expect him to be up to a higher standard. Yeah, so that’s definitely disappointing,” said Dwayne Lopez-Burton.
During a weekly media luncheon on Tuesday, UNM head football coach Bob Davie revealed that Jones would be suspended indefinitely, but did not mention why. Jones has not been arrested but must appear in court.
Correction: A previous version of this story said that Sheriron Jones was arrested. However, at this time, he has not been arrested.