Oklahoma State's open basketball practice

Marcus Watson walks down the sideline at Oklahoma State's open basketball practice at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Aug. 1. DEVIN LAWRENCE WILBER/for the Tulsa World file

A protective order was filed against Oklahoma State freshman Marcus Watson on Oct. 21 and according to a Pistols Firing blog, Watson will not be facing criminal charges. 

It has been reported that the district attorney's office reviewed the investigation of the Oklahoma State University Police Department and decided not to pursue criminal charges. Watson’s court date for the petition for protective order, that was scheduled for Nov. 7, was pushed back to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 26.

A motion for continuance was filed Wednesday. According to the motion of continuance document, provided by the Payne County Courthouse, the motion was filed because the attorney for the female student who filed the protective order against Watson had an unavoidable conflict.

According to a petition for protective order document, the student filed the order against Watson as a “victim of rape.” The alleged incident happened on Oct. 19 at his apartment.

Watson, a 6-foot-6, 215-pound guard and coach Mike Boynton’s cousin, is believed to still be suspended from the team. He was the highest-ranked prospect in the Cowboys’ top-25 class of 2019.

The Cowboys won their season opener 80-75 Wednesday night against Oral Roberts. They host UMKC at 2 p.m. Saturday.

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