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UO coach Dana Altman dropped from lawsuit over alleged sex assault

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Dana Altman, the head coach of the men's basketball team at the University of Oregon, has been dismissed from a lawsuit filed against the university by a student who claimed she was sexually assaulted by three players.

The unnamed student filed a complaint in U.S. District Court in January, saying the university and Altman prioritized the performance of the basketball team over taking action on the alleged assault.

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The University of Oregon said Eugene police asked them not to take any action against players Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin because it might interfere with the investigation.

Dotson, Artis and Austin were accused of sexually assaulting a female student in March 2014. According to a police report, the alleged victim said the basketball players took her into a bathroom during a party and forced her into sex acts.

The players insisted the sex was consensual, and the Lane County district attorney's office found there wasn't enough evidence to file criminal charges.

University officials decided to boot Dotson, Artis and Austin from the basketball team and suspend them from campus following the investigation.

The complaint filed by the alleged victim against the University of Oregon asks for a jury trial, a date for which has not been set.

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