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Allegedly botched investigation results in dropped rape charges for New Mexico RB

Crusoe Gongbay

A botched investigation conducted by the University of New Mexico and investigators is being blamed by a defense attorney for the dropping of rape charges against a New Mexico football player.

New Mexico running back Crusoe Gongbay learned today rape charges will not be pursued by prosecutors according to the Bernalillo County district attorney. While charges may not be pursued at this time, the Associated Press reports charges may be refiled pending an investigation. Another New Mexico player, cornerback SaQwan Edwards, is expected to have charges dropped later this week, but nothing has officially changed just yet.

George Anthony, a defense attorney, says the school and investigators are to blame for botching the investigation and the case from the start. Because of that, Anthony says the charges should have been dismissed.

Gongbay was originally charged with two counts each of second-degree criminal sexual penetration and one count for kidnapping.  Gongbay turned himself in to campus police back in April. Edwards was later charged for one count of criminal sexual penetration.

Time will ultimately be the judge for what happens next. Gongbay and Edwards were each indefinitely suspended by the football program in April, per team policy.

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10 Responses to “Allegedly botched investigation results in dropped rape charges for New Mexico RB”
  1. monsterright says: Jun 24, 2014 10:10 PM

    Getting away with rape. It’s not just for FSU and MI anymore.

  2. dirtymcgirty says: Jun 24, 2014 11:42 PM

    Actually, one of the boy’s lawyer showed reporters 5 cell videos of the girl giving lap dances that night, and having consensual sex with one them. She wasn’t drunk or forced at all. Just another girl who whored herself out, and felt guilty about it afterwards.

  3. casurferho says: Jun 25, 2014 1:17 AM

    It is becoming way to popular for these future Lot Lizards to go way past naughty with these athletes , I remember(most) of my college years and things could get pretty out of control but this is ridiculous! It is so damaging to both the athletes status in school , team and national reputation, and most importantly it is really damaging the women that are actually victims of rape and don’t want to come forward for fear that everyone will think they are of the same “ilk” as these other tramps! They should be prosecuted! Brandon banks is an extreme case, but these girls fathers need to set the tone here!

  4. psly2124 says: Jun 25, 2014 1:23 AM

    These players that are being recruited are animals. The issue us that some women are whores and they know it , they don’t go a press charges . These criminals walk around like they are future first round draft picks and are gods gift to women. Most have extensive criminal histories before college and continue the activity while at the university where must coaches an athletic directors cover it up.

  5. balfe13 says: Jun 25, 2014 4:12 AM

    ^^^^ you should really learn to avoid speaking in generalities and making blanket statements like that. It makes you look like an idiot.

  6. mauldawg says: Jun 25, 2014 8:41 AM

    psly2124, I would say that a large % of kids coming out of HS today,speaking of football and basketball players fit your statement. To many coaches at the HS and College level will recruit thugs no matter what. To them a win is a win. Untill coaches at all levels look for the non thug types the attitude will never change.

  7. friarjack61 says: Jun 25, 2014 8:41 AM

    The job of criminal investigation belongs with the police, NOT with any University. These players should be kicked out of school…..they are not there to attend classes anyway, only to use football as a springboard to the pros. Colleges, today, recruit too many players, who characterless……and NEVER check into the backgrounds, and friends of these jocks. If they did, most would never be on a college team.

  8. psly2124 says: Jun 25, 2014 8:42 AM

    ^^^^ you seem like a complete idiot. Intelligence seems to have avoided you at all cost. Hopefully you allow your wife/girlfriend and future daughters to hang around with these animals. Then your tone would change.

  9. friarjack61 says: Jun 25, 2014 8:45 AM

    The job of criminal investigation belongs with the police, NOT with any University. These players should be kicked out of school…..they are not there to attend classes anyway, only to use football as a springboard to the pros. Colleges, today, recruit too many players, who are characterless……and they NEVER check into the backgrounds, and friends of these jocks. If they did, most would never be on a college team.

  10. psly2124 says: Jun 25, 2014 11:24 AM

    My ^^^^ was meant for balfe. Sorry if someone else took offense

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