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FOUR GOPHERS KICKED OFF FOOTBALL TEAM

This story has been in and out of the news for quite some time now. Finally, after more than 3 months, there is closure in the case. The four U of M players being investigated in the rape case were kicked off the football team on Wednesday.

Dominic Jones, a cornerback charged Monday with third-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with the alleged rape of an 18-year-old woman in April, and three teammates -- running back E.J. Jones, defensive end Alex Daniels and defensive back Keith Massey were dismissed from the team Wednesday, coach Tim Brewster said.

Alex Daniels, one of the four dismissed from the team, allegedly used his cell phone to video tape Jones having sex with an 18 year old woman, who was said to be physically helpless after a night of binge drinking.

Investigators estimated the woman's blood-alcohol content was more than 0.30 when they say Daniels used his cell phone to film Jones having sex with the woman. Forensic scientists later recovered a portion of the deleted film from the phone and say they have DNA evidence linking Jones to the woman.