Lawyers: Athlete accused of assault didn't break UNC rules

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Lawyers say the University of North Carolina has determined a football player charged with sexual battery didn't violate campus policy in his contact with a female student.

Attorneys for Allen Artis and his accuser said Thursday that university officials found no violation of campus policy. A misconduct decision against Artis could have led to his expulsion. The school declined comment.

Artis faces two misdemeanor charges of sexual battery and assault on fellow student Delaney Robinson. The Associated Press typically doesn't identify alleged victims of sexual assault, but Robinson held a September news conference where she said Artis had sex with her in February 2016 while she was intoxicated and unable to consent.

Artis said their sex was consensual. The reserve junior linebacker from Marietta, Georgia, is indefinitely suspended from the football team.

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