Tue June 24, 2014
UO Bans Basketball Players Accused of Sexual Assault
The University of Oregon has found three former basketball players responsible for sexual misconduct and banned them from campus for 4 to 10 years.
Attorney John Clune represents the young woman, a U of O student who accused Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin of sexually assaulting her repeatedly at parties following a basketball game in March. Clune says his client is relieved to hear the players won't be coming back to the U of O while she's there.
Clune: "So just being able to know that she's going to keep going to school and doesn’t have to worry about any sort of interaction with them is a huge relief."
Clune says his client is not satisfied with the answers the University has given so far.
Clune: "She wants a much more candid dialogue about some of the issues, about how one of the athletes ended up at the University and how they responded."
Brandon Austin transferred to the U of O from Providence College, where he'd been investigated for sexual assault. The Lane County District Attorney declined to bring charges against the three players, citing a lack of evidence.
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