Police: Stun Guns Used on Montana Football Players

By Beacon Staff

MISSOULA – Police say officers used stun guns to subdue two University of Montana football players Sunday morning after the team returned to Missoula following a game Saturday at Northern Arizona.

Sgt. Collin Rose says quarterback Gerald Kemp and cornerback Trumaine Johnson scuffled with police officers who responded to a noise complaint at about 2:40 a.m.

Rose says one player struck an officer in the chest with an open hand and the second player grabbed the officer to prevent the arrest of his teammate.

Both players bonded out of the Missoula County Jail on Sunday on misdemeanor charges that include obstructing a peace officer and resisting arrest.

University athletic department spokesman Dave Guffey says the school plans to issue a statement later Sunday.

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