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University of Oregon seeks dismissal of athletes’ lawsuit

Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. – A federal judge says it will take him several weeks to decide whether to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the University of Oregon by three former UO basketball players.

The Register Guard reported that The University of Oregon argued in court Tuesday that the case should be thrown out. The basketball players sued after they were suspended and banned from campus for up to 10 years after being accused of raping a female student at an off-campus party.

The university said the players violated the school’s code of conduct by engaging in sexual acts without explicit permission from the woman.

The athletes acknowledged having a sexual encounter with the woman but say it was consensual. They also argue that UO denied them due process.

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