The New Mexico State Aggies are looking to bounce back from the 2015 season that saw them go 3-9. However, their offense might have taken a bit of a hit when starting quarterback Tyler Rogers was arrested.
The Las Cruces Sun-News reported Rogers was arrested last Friday after a warrant had been issued on Aug. 14. He was booked on a misdemeanor battery charge against a household member, who was later revealed to be his girlfriend. When police responded to the call, however, his girlfriend claimed that the fight wasn’t physical and that Rogers had only grabbed her arm.
Head coach Doug Martin spoke with the paper and said they were letting the legal process run its course, but there wasn’t a suspension on the horizon just yet.
“We are letting the process run through,” Martin said. “Since it is a misdemeanor, there isn’t a suspension coming forth right now.”
Over the last two seasons, Tyler Rogers has started 15 games and has thrown for over 3,700 yards and 26 touchdowns. It will be interesting to see if this case moves further along and if Rogers is hit with any kind of suspension soon.
The Aggies open the 2016 season on Sept. 3 against UTEP.