MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) Quarterback Jordan Johnson has been reinstated to the Montana football team after his acquittal on a rape charge.
Johnson was dismissed from the team under the UM student-athlete code of conduct after being charged last July with sexual intercourse without consent. He was acquitted Friday by a jury that deliberated for about two hours.
Johnson appealed his suspension from the team over the weekend and is back on the team immediately, school officials said Tuesday. The school's Athletic Conduct Team heard his appeal Monday and university President Royce Engstrom also approved the quarterback's reinstatement, the university said.