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New Mexico St player to AP: ‘I can’t put my trust in people’

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By EDDIE PELLS
AP National Writer

Two former New Mexico State basketball players who said they were sexually assaulted by teammates spoke about the deep impact their time at the Las Cruces school had on them. In an interview with The Associated Press, Deuce Benjamin described himself as angry, distrustful and isolated. Former teammate Shak Odunewu says he hopes he and Benjamin will have the strength to move forward. The players sued the school, their former coaches and three former teammates. They say the teammates sexually assaulted them on multiple occasions and when they took their complaints to coaches and authorities, those people did nothing.

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