Watson court date moved again

Watson court moved

OSU guard Marcus Watson's party filed a motion of continuance on Nov. 25.

Marcus Watson, a guard on the Oklahoma State men's basketball team, was due in court Tuesday regarding a protective order that was filed against him last month. However, in a document obtained by the O'Colly from the Payne County Court Clerk's office, Watson's attorney filed a motion of continuance on Monday, delaying any decision.

The motion for continuance was granted.

Watson, a freshman and a cousin of Cowboys coach Mike Boynton, has been suspended from the OSU basketball team since an OSU female student filed a protective order against him last month.

The woman alleged that Watson raped her at his apartment on Oct. 20, according to the petition for protective order. The Payne County District Attorney said earlier this month that no charges will be filed against Watson, following a review by the Oklahoma State University Police Department.

"We've done a decline," assistant district attorney Debra Vincent said at the time. "We made a decision that the evidence did not meet the necessary burden of proof for us to file criminal charges."

Watson's attorney filed the continuance motion because one or more of the witnesses for the defense were out of state Tuesday.

The O'Colly called the office of William J. Baker, Watson's attorney, and was told they had not comment at this time.

There is no confirmed date for Watson's court appearance. 

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