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Roberson could be out for a year

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- New Mexico State head basketball coach
Lou Henson says point guard Detrius Roberson has been suspended for
allegedly being involved in a fight.

"We have a rule against fighting," Henson said.

Roberson could be suspended for the year, depending on what an
investigation into the incident shows, Henson said.

Brian Faison, the Aggies athletics director, said an
investigation was under way and "we will take the appropriate
actions as warranted by the facts." He said the investigation
would include interviews and information from law enforcement
agencies.

A New Mexico State University police report says a woman
reported Sunday that she had received harassing telephone calls
from her ex-boyfriend, Roberson.

The police report also said she reported that Roberson had
walked up to her at an El Paso, Texas, club the day before and
punched her in the face. The report said that afterward, he and
about a dozen friends attacked a male friend of hers in the club's
parking lot. The man was taken to a hospital with facial fractures
and a broken nose.

The NMSU police report said the incident at the club was
reported to El Paso police.

According to Las Cruces magistrate court documents, Roberson was
charged with criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct
Dec. 3 in an incident allegedly involving the same woman. The case
is pending.

Roberson, a native of Durant, Miss., has started in 11 of the
Aggies' 14 games and has averaged 8.1 points per game.

Freshman Byron Davis, who is averaging 3.7 points per game, will
step in to the starting point guard slot. Davis has started in
three games this season.