MSU Football Dismisses Flathead Recruit Facing Drug Charges

By Beacon Staff

BOZEMAN – The Montana State football program has dismissed a high school recruit accused of selling marijuana-laced brownies at an all-night graduation party.

MSU football coach Rob Ash said Monday that Connor Thomas of Kalispell was removed from the program for violating the university and the athletic department codes of conduct. The statement said MSU officials would have no further comment.

Thomas faces two felony drug counts after several fellow high school graduates got sick from eating marijuana-laced brownies. Court records say two 17-year-old boys identified him as the person who made and sold the brownies for $15 on June 3.

Police say Thomas told them he made the brownies and he realized afterward that he put “way too much” marijuana in them.

Thomas, one of Flathead High’s valedictorians, signed with the Bobcats in February.

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