University of Oregon releases timeline of sexual assault investigation
The University of Oregon has released a timeline of the sexual assault investigation leading up to the suspension and eventual dismissal of Damyean Dotson, Brandon Austin and Dominic Artis from the men's basketball team.
Although not comprehensive, the timeline shows when the incident was reported and investigated and when Oregon became aware of the matter. In addition to the timeline, the police report is also accessible to the public.
“When you read the police report, it was very clear that this was conduct that wasn’t befitting a University of Oregon student-athlete,” athletic director Rob Mullens said at a news conference Friday. “It was very clear to us those were individuals we didn’t want representing our organization.”
Mullens said he and coach Dana Altman made the decision to suspend the three players "within 24 hours" of reviewing the police report.
According to the released timeline, president Michael Gottfredson was briefed on the police report April 28, Mullens on April 29 and Altman on April 30. The three student-athletes were suspended May 1.
There were no charges in the aftermath of sexual assault investigation, but it did garner national attention.