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Boise State assistant coach Cody Butler watches the Broncos practice prior to the 2019 NCAA Tournament in Corvallis, Oregon. Butler was placed on administrative leave Tuesday.

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BOISE — Boise State assistant women’s basketball coach Cody Butler has been placed on administrative leave after the school learned of a lawsuit filed against him in the state of Washington.

The school confirmed that Butler was placed on leave before the team left for Las Vegas Tuesday for Wednesday’s game against the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

“Upon discovery of a lawsuit against assistant coach Cody Butler, Boise State placed him on administrative leave pending University review of the matter,” the school said in a statement.

The Idaho Press is working on confirming details of the lawsuit. A request for court documents was sent to the county clerk Tuesday night in Thurston County, Washington, where the lawsuit was filed May 22, 2019. The state of Washington, and Yakima Valley Community College, where Butler coached for 12 years, are also named in the tort.

Butler is in his eighth season as an assistant coach at Boise State, where he has helped lead the Broncos to five postseason appearances, including four NCAA Tournament appearances.

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