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Former Gopher pleads not guilty

KSTP reported Friday that former Minnesota Gophers football player Dominic Jones has pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual assault. The charges stem from a complaint that surfaced last April in which an 18-year-old woman claimed that she was assaulted by four of the players, Jones included.

The woman claims that after an evening of drinking alcohol she was too inebriated to give her consent. At which point she was allegedly assaulted by three of the players who took turns having sex with the woman.

Dominic Jones arrived at the location later and also had sex with the victim. This act was recorded via a cell phone and police were able to identify Jones through DNA testing.

Although the three other players haven't been charged in the crime, the University's football team has cut its ties with the men.