Montana Will Pay $245K to Athlete Accused of Rape

February 18, 2016

The state of Montana will pay $245,000 to Jordan Johnson, who was a quarterback for the University of Montana and who accused the institution of bias and irregularities in charging him with rape, The Billings Gazette reported. The Johnson case was part of a series of incidents that led to federal investigations of the university and widespread accusations that it did not properly investigate sexual assault cases, especially those involving athletes. But when Johnson was charged in state court with rape, a jury acquitted him and he then sued the university and several of its officials, a suit that will be dropped in return for the settlement payment.

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