OSU basketball: Marcus Watson's attorney files third motion of continuance
STILLWATER — Former Oklahoma State freshman basketball player Marcus Watson’s attorney filed a third motion of continuance on Tuesday, delaying a court appearance regarding an emergency protective order requested by a female OSU student.
According to court documents obtained by The Oklahoman, one or more witnesses “will be unavailable and or out of the country” for Friday’s scheduled court appearance. Watson’s attorney believes a 2-hour hearing will be required.
The female student’s attorney did not object to the request, according to the documents. A new court appearance has not been scheduled.
A female OSU student requested a protective order as an alleged victim of rape following an alleged incident at Watson’s on-campus apartment Oct. 19, 2019.
Watson was suspended from all team activities and did not appear in a game for the Cowboys. He entered the NCAA transfer portal last week and has been removed from the team's roster.
The Payne County District Attorney’s office told The Oklahoman on Nov. 8 that Watson would not face criminal charges.
He was initially set to appear at Payne County Courthouse on Nov. 7.