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Doncaster suspend Niall Mason following sexual assault conviction

Doncaster suspend Niall Mason following sexual assault conviction
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Mason was convicted at Sheffield Crown Court.

Doncaster have suspended defender Niall Mason following his conviction for sexual assault.

The 22-year-old, who joined Rovers from Aston Villa in 2017 having previously been on loan with Donny, has made 20 Sky Bet League One appearances this season.

A statement on the club's official website on Thursday said: "Doncaster suspended Niall Mason on Tuesday afternoon and are investigating all matters in line with internal procedures and EFL contractual requirements following his conviction for sexual assault at Sheffield Crown Court.

"Mason had insisted he was innocent of the charge since the allegation was initially made, and the club had proceeded on that basis under the principle of innocent until proven guilty.

"No one from the club will make any further comment until the conclusion of this process."

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