Judge dismisses athletes' lawsuit against UO

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed lawsuits filed by three former University of Oregon basketball players who were suspended after being accused of an off-campus sexual assault.

The Register Guard reports that U.S. District Judge Michael McShane sided with UO and announced Thursday that he found no evidence to back up the players' argument that university officials denied them due process and acted on gender bias.

The athletes acknowledged having a sexual encounter with a female student but say it was consensual.

The judge ruled that attorneys representing the former players can refile suits against the university if they address problems he found in the original complaint.

A lawyer involved in the case says an amended lawsuit will be filed.


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