Montana suspends 3 football players for Weber State game

Oct 29 2012 - 4:29pm

Delaney said Monday that linebackers Nick Holt and John Kanongata'a and center Kjelby Oiland are suspended for Saturday's game against Weber State and will not be traveling with the team to Ogden.Delaney declined to say why the players were suspended, but says it did not involve law enforcement.

MISSOULA, Mont. -- Montana coach Mick Delaney has announced the suspension of three football players for violating team rules.


Holt is a freshman from Seattle, Kanongata'a is a junior from Bellevue, Wash., and Oiland is a junior from Spokane, Wash., who played at UNLV as a freshman.

Meanwhile, Montana offensive tackle Trevor Poole was arrested on a felony drug charge over the weekend.

The university's student-athlete code of conduct calls for the sophomore from Spokane, Wash., to be suspended indefinitely and if convicted of a felony, to be dismissed from the team.

Missoula County jail records show Poole was booked into jail early Sunday on suspicion of criminal possession of dangerous drugs. His bail is listed at $50,000 and he is scheduled to make an initial appearance in Justice Court on Monday afternoon.

Montana athletic director Kent Haslam told the Missoulian that Poole was arrested at a large party several hours after Montana's 70-24 win over Idaho State.


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