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Two UO basketball players suspended for selling team gear

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Two University of Oregon basketball players have been suspended for selling team-issued apparel, according to the school's athletic department.

Ben Carter and Dominic Artis will miss a yet-to-be determined number of games to start the season, the university said in a release Tuesday night.

The students will also be required to donate the value of the items they sold to charity.

The NCAA violations were discovered through an internal monitoring system and the university said the situation was immediately investigated. Both students sold the apparel over the past year.

The violations were self-reported by the University of Oregon to the Pac-12 Conference and the NCAA.

Both students were declared ineligible, but have applied for reinstatement.

Artis, from San Francisco, CA, started 25 games as a freshman for the Ducks last season, according to the University of Oregon's athletic department. Carter, of Las Vegas, NV, appeared in all 37 games as a freshman last season.

Coach Dana Altman released a statement saying: "Ben and Dominic are two good young men who made a poor decision that was against NCAA rules. I feel that both regret their decisions and the impact that it has on their teammates and our university."

Each student also released a statement through the university admitting they sold team gear and apologized for it.

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