Montana State University Long Snapper Reinstated After Charges Deferred
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana State football coach Rob Ash says junior long snapper Donald Tudahl of Bigfork has been reinstated to the team after a felony assault charge was reduced to a misdemeanor and his sentence was deferred.
Tudahl had been suspended under the team's code of conduct policy after the felony charges were filed.
Court documents say Tudahl was working in the Garden Bar in Bigfork on July 1 when a customer shoved him after they exchanged words. The documents say Tudahl punched the man in the face once, breaking his nose and possibly his jaw.
The charges were reduced and the sentence deferred on Friday. Tudahl returned to practice on Saturday.
Ash says Tudahl will serve a one-game suspension in the team's season opener against Chadron State on Aug. 30, and faces other team disciplinary measures.