UTEP's Williams suspended indefinitely
"I'm here to apologize first and foremost to Stefon for the position I put him in," Williams said.
Williams, a senior forward who averages 15.4 points a game for UTEP (4-1), also apologized to his coaches, the university and fans.
Coach Doc Sadler announced the suspension Wednesday, a day after Williams punched the freshman during a "very competitive practice."
Williams said he agrees with Sadler's decision to suspend him.
"I'm a 100 percent behind his decision; I take responsibility for that," Williams said. "My main focus is that [Jackson] gets over this."
It is unclear when Jackson or Williams, who hasn't missed a start since transferring from Kilgore College in 2003, will play again for the Miners.
Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press
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