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University of Montana running back faces assault charges

Posted at 3:36 PM, Sep 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-12 17:36:14-04

MISSOULA, Mont. – University of Montana football player Jeremy Calhoun will be charged with misdemeanor assault because of an incident that occurred outside of a bar in May.

According to court documents, police responded to St. Patrick Hospital after receiving reports that a fight had resulted in serious injuries.

Missoula Police then interviewed the victim and two friends who told officers that Calhoun had struck the victim during a fight between multiple people.

During the interview, the victim said that he was trying to break up the fight when Calhoun knocked out two of his front teeth.

Calhoun was interviewed by police and admitted to throwing two punches towards the victim and only connecting on one.

MPD reviewed surveillance tape of the fight which showed Calhoun striking another male who was already on the ground.

The victim tried to step in and pull Calhoun off of the other male. Calhoun then turned and threw two punches at the victim.

The Griz running back, who has already served a two-game suspension in connection with the incident, is scheduled to appear in court at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

Story by Connor McCauley, MTN News