Agreement with Accuser Puts Johnson Back on Field
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson is back on the practice field after a temporary restraining order against him was dismissed.
A civil agreement is now in place that mandates Johnson avoid contact with the woman who has accused him of sexual assault. The agreement caused the restraining order to be dissolved Friday.
No charges have been filed.
UM’s Athletic Conduct Team met and approved Johnson’s return as part of its new student-athlete conduct code. Jean Gee, UM’s senior associate athletic director says the dissolution of the restraining order made Johnson’s return possible.
His status would change if he is charged.
The quarterback was throwing passes at Washington-Grizzly Stadium Saturday at the University of Montana’s first scrimmage.
UM coach Robin Pflugrad says he welcomes Johnson’s return.