Petitions for, against Regent Pat Williams continue to see support


MISSOULA, Mont. - Following up on a story NBC Montana brought you weeks ago about a petition against University Regent Pat Williams. 

In a national interview, Williams accused University of Montana sports leaders of recruiting 'thugs'. 

Now, there's a petition from supporters started by a Missoula resident.

Late in the afternoon Tuesday, the petition opposing Williams' confirmation to the Board of Regents had just over 1,000 signatures. It was started about two weeks ago.  The one in support had almost 900 signatures and was created Tuesday.

The State Senate Administration Committee will have the final say. Members likely will vote toward the end of the current legislative session.

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