A statewide grand jury has concluded there is insufficient evidence to bring charges against two college basketball players accused of sexually assaulting a female student on the Providence College campus last November.

The players, Rodney Bullock and Brandon Austin, PC teammates at the time, were brought before a college disciplinary board, which found evidence to support a finding of “sexual misconduct.” The board voted in December to suspend Austin through the fall of 2014.

Austin subsequently left Providence College and enrolled at the University of Oregon, where later he was investigated for his role in an alleged sexual assault of a student at a party near campus.

Oregon prosecutors declined to pursue the case against Austin, citing insufficient evidence; the college dismissed Austin from the basketball team.

A basketball website, JucoJunction.com reported earlier this month that Austin is looking to re-start his college basketball career at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas.

Bullock remains a PC student and a member of the basketball team. He is expected to play this fall.
Steven J. Maurano, a spokesman for Providence College, declined to comment on the grand jury decision out of respect, he wrote in an email, for the confidentiality of the legal proceeding and the “welfare of all parties who may be involved.”

Providence College learned of the allegations against Austin and Bullock on Nov. 4, when the female student reported that she’d been sexually assaulted during the night of Nov. 2 and into the following morning.