Omaha police: Creighton's Watson suspect in sexual assault

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Police say Creighton basketball player Maurice Watson Jr. is a suspect in an alleged sexual assault in Omaha.

According to an incident report, a 19-year-old woman said Watson had nonconsensual sexual intercourse with her in the bathroom of a midtown residence about 3 a.m. on Feb. 4.

Officer Michael Pecha said Thursday that no arrest has been made and that an investigation continues.

No. 23 Creighton on Wednesday announced that Watson has been suspended from all athletic-related activities since Feb. 13. Watson sustained a season-ending knee injury last month and recently had surgery in his hometown of Philadelphia.

Watson has not responded to requests for comment.


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