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Lawyers Debate Evidence in Hearing on Navy Football Players Accused of Sexual Assault

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The first day of a hearing for three U.S. Naval Academy students charged with sexual assault has ended after attorneys spent hours arguing about what evidence should be allowed.

The hearing began Tuesday at the Washington Navy Yard. It is being held to determine whether the midshipmen will face a court-martial.

Midshipman Josh Tate, Eric Graham and Tra’ves Bush are charged with sexually assaulting a female midshipman in 2012 at an off-campus house in Annapolis, Md.

The three students were on the academy’s football team. None of the students has publicly responded to the allegations.

The alleged victim is scheduled to testify at the hearing early Wednesday.

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