OSU basketball: Marcus Watson won't face criminal charges
STILLWATER — Oklahoma State freshman guard Marcus Watson will not face criminal charges after a protective order was filed last month by a female OSU student for alleged rape.
The Payne County District Attorney said no charges will be filed after reviewing the investigation by the Oklahoma State University Police Department, The Oklahoman confirmed. Pistols Firing Blog first reported the decision.
"We've done a decline," assistant district attorney Debra Vincent told The Oklahoman. "We made a decision that the evidence did not meet the necessary burden of proof for us to file criminal charges."
Watson still must appear in court on Nov. 26 regarding the restraining order, which stemmed from an alleged incident in his on-campus apartment Oct. 19. He was suspended from all team activities.
Watson could still face a Title IX investigation through the university, which could impact his status with the basketball team.
Watson was a four-star recruit from Georgia.