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New Mexico's Crusoe Gongbay and SaQwan Edwards reinsted after rape charges dropped

Graham Watson
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More than a month after rape charges against New Mexico players Crusoe Gongbay and SaQwan Edwards were dropped, the two players were allowed to rejoin the team.

The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office dismissed the charges against both players in June, but said there was a possibility they could be refilled. The DA’s office told athletic director Paul Krebs that the charges had been summarily dismissed against the two players and Ryan Ruff, a former New Mexico student but not a football player.

Krebs and coach Bob Davie decided to let the two players rejoin the team.

In April, a female New Mexico student accused the three men of raping her at gunpoint in the back of a blue BMW. Gongbay and Ruff were arrested on April 21 and Edwards was arrested nine days later.

George Anthony Bleus, an attorney representing Ruff, provided videos that he said proved no rape had occurred.

Gongbay, a senior, was the team’s third-leading rusher with 97 carries for 592 yards. Edwards, a senior, started at cornerback last season and finished with 42 tackles, an interception and recovered a team-high three fumbles.

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