Suspended QB Pleads Not Guilty to Montana Rape


Jordan Johnson didn't show up for practice Tuesday at the University of Montana's football training camp. Instead, the now-suspended quarterback was in a Missoula courtroom pleading not guilty to rape.

Johnson is facing the felony charge, which carries a possible prison sentence of two years, for allegedly raping a fellow UM student in February at the woman's home.

This morning's Missoulian reports that the coed texted to her roommate following the alleged incident:

“Omg … I think I might have just gotten raped ... he kept pushing and pushing and I said no but he wouldn’t listen.”

The girl filed a restraining order against Johnson and a police report was filed in March, but Johnson was not charged until July 31.

The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a probe into the way the university, the Missoula Police Department and the Missoula County Attorney's Office handle reports of rape and sexual assault. The Justice Department cited more than 80 reported rapes in Missoula in three years, including at least 11 student-related cases in recent months.