Former Imhotep Charter boys' basketball star Brandon Austin and two other Oregon basketball players who were investigated but not charged in an alleged sexual assault have been dismissed from the team.
Austin, Damyean Dotson, and Dominic Artis, were suspended after the school received a police report concerning allegations made by a student who said she was assaulted by the players in early March. School officials announced Friday that the players would not return to the Ducks because of conduct that is not befitting of student athletes.
The Lane County District Attorney's Office investigated the allegations and determined that there was not enough evidence to prosecute the players on criminal charges.
"They will not be playing basketball at Oregon again," said university President Michael Gottfredson.
Austin transferred to Oregon in January from Providence. At Providence, Austin and teammate Rodney Bullock were suspended before their freshman season for a violation of the college's code of conduct. Police in Providence, R.I., conducted an investigation in March after a female student said she was sexually assaulted by Austin and Bullock.
David Lapatin of the Providence police said Tuesday in a telephone interview that the investigation was completed in late March and sent to the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office. The decision on whether to file charges will be up to the attorney general, Lapatin said.