Jordan Johnson was charged Tuesday in Missoula County District Court with the offense of Sexual Intercourse Without Consent, a Felony.
According to the charging affidavit from the County Attorney's Office, Johnson raped a friend at her house while her roommate played a video game and another slept.
The starting Griz quarterback has been under investigation for several months. It all started when the alleged victim filed a temporary restraining order against Johnson in March.
The affidavit filed late Tuesday goes on to say that the alleged victim reported in a text message to her friend that Johnson raped her. She then was examined by the Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC) the next day. The examination reportedly showed signs of sexual assault.
University of Montana President Royce Engstrom said in an interview with NBC Montana that Johnson had been removed from the team.
"Given the charges that have been filed against Mr. Johnson, our student athlete conduct code calls for immediate suspension from team activities, and we will put that into affect right away," said Engstrom. "We will just have to let due process play out."
Johnson's attorney, David Paoli, released the following statement, “Jordan and his family are surprised and saddened by the county’s decision to levy a criminal charge now, given that the encounter between Jordan and the complainant occurred in early February and the police have been aware of the allegation since she filed a report 6 weeks later. Jordan strongly maintains his innocence and looks forward to the opportunity to prove his innocence at trial, clear his name and return to pursuing his education.”
Johnson is scheduled to appear in Missoula District Court on August 14th at 9:30 a.m.
While he's been suspended indefinitely from the football team, Johnson's still enrolled as a UM student at this time. NBC Montana will keep you updated.
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