Tuesday , Dec , 13 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

UTEP lifts Williams’ suspension

El Paso, TX (Sports Network) – University of Texas-El Paso forward Jason
Williams had his suspension lifted on Monday, announced head coach Doc Sadler.

The senior practiced on Monday and will be in uniform for Saturday’s game
against rival New Mexico State.

Williams was suspended indefinitely on Wednesday, December 7 by the team for
punching teammate Stefon Jackson during practice. The punch resulted in
Jackson breaking his jaw.

“I’ve made a decision that I believe is best for our basketball program,” said
Sadler. “It was a hard decision to make, but I’ve done what I think is right.
Jason is excited about coming back.”

Williams started 72 straight games for UTEP before sitting out Sunday’s 65-59
overtime loss to Lousiana-Lafayette.

He is currently UTEP’s leading scorer, averaging 15.4 points per game in five