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Feb 25, 2013 9:09 PM by Irina Cates - MTN News

Johnson takes stand in rape trial Monday

MISSOULA - Late Monday afternoon, the prosecution rested, and Jordan Johnson took the witness stand in his own defense.

The suspended University of Montana quarterback is accused of raping a girl after the two had watched a movie at her house.

Jordan Johnson told the jury he wanted to tell them his side of the story as he took the stand a little after 4 p.m. Monday afternoon.

The defense started with establishing Johnson's character. He talked about his childhood, his friends, his roommates, that he wanted to be a math teacher and he also talked about his relationship with his father.

"Um, it's special. Because-I was lucky enough to have him as my coach in high school football, so I think we are a lot closer than most father and sons."

The trial will resume again on Wednesday, when Johnson is expected to continue his testimony. MTN will bring more in-depth coverage of his Monday testimony at 10 PM.


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