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Arrest warrant issued for Creighton basketball player

OMAHA, Neb. — An arrest warrant has been issued in Omaha for Creighton basketball player Maurice Watson Jr.

The Douglas County warrant filed Thursday lists a felony count of forcible sexual assault. An Omaha police incident report says a 19-year-old woman told investigators that Watson had nonconsensual sexual intercourse with her early in the morning Feb. 4. A police spokeswoman would not say Friday whether Watson has been taken into custody.

Online court records don’t have the name of an attorney who could comment on Watson’s behalf. Attempts to reach Watson to comment Friday were unsuccessful.

The university announced Wednesday that Watson had been suspended from all athletic-related activities since Feb. 13. The 23-year-old senior point guard suffered a season-ending knee injury last month.

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