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Jury trial set once again for former USU football player charged in sexual assault case

A former USU football player accused of sexually assaulting a woman over two years ago is once again headed toward trial.

Lamar Anthony Dawson, 25, appeared in 1st District Court on Monday for a review hearing regarding a trial in his case. He was set to appear on March 15 to begin a four-day jury trial. Dawson’s case had been set for trial two times prior — once in August 2020 and again in January 2021.


Dawson faces one count of first-degree rape alleged to have happened on Feb. 15, 2019; he pleaded not guilty to the charge in December 2019. Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.