MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A former University of Montana quarterback has been acquitted in a rape trial that has played out amid NCAA and federal investigations into how the school and the city of Missoula respond to rape allegations on campus.
Jurors delivered the verdict Friday after deliberating for less than two hours.
The case against 20-year-old Jordan Johnson has drawn much attention in Montana, where UM football is the top sports attraction.
Johnson led the school to a successful 2011 season as starting quarterback before being accused of assaulting a woman as they watched a movie together at her home last February.
The woman testified that she and Johnson were kissing when his demeanor changed and he held her down and raped her, despite her protests.
Johnson maintains the sex was consensual.

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