"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
Coach Doc Sadler announced the suspension Wednesday, a day after
Williams punched the freshman during a "very competitive
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
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.