- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 25, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The University of Oregon says three former basketball players have been suspended as students for a minimum of four years, and up to 10 years, as a result of rape allegations involving a freshman student.

University spokeswoman Julie Brown confirmed the suspensions this week.

Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin were dismissed from the team last month after a student filed a police report alleging she was sexually assaulted by the players.

Austin was suspended from play for the Providence College basketball team in November after he and another student were accused of a sexual assault. He later enrolled at Oregon. The attorney general’s office says the case is pending.

Oregon prosecutors decided there wasn’t enough evidence to criminally charge the players, who said the sexual contact was consensual.

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