MISSOULA, Mont. — Police officers used stun guns to subdue two University of Montana football players Sunday morning after the team returned following a game Saturday at Northern Arizona.
Sgt. Collin Rose said quarterback Gerald Kemp and cornerback Trumaine Johnson scuffled with police officers who responded to a noise complaint at about 2:40 a.m.
Rose said one player struck an officer in the chest with an open hand and the second player grabbed the officer to prevent the arrest of his teammate.
Both players bonded out of the Missoula County Jail on Sunday on misdemeanor charges that include obstructing a peace officer and resisting arrest.
“We are continuing our investigation into the allegations, and will let the judicial system run its course,” Grizzlies athletic director Jim O’Day said in a statement. “Any disciplining will be handled internally through our student-athlete code of conduct.
“The matter remains under investigation by the Missoula City Police Department. The University of Montana will have no further comment until after the investigation concludes, and the matter has gone through the court system.”
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