MISSOULA, Mont. -- Montana lineman J.D. Quinn, who
transferred from Oklahoma after being kicked off the team there,
was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
Montana coach Bobby Hauck didn't release details Monday of the
junior offensive lineman's arrest, saying only that disciplinary
action will be taken.
"As always, there will be firm disciplinary measures taken, and
those measures will be handled within our football team," Hauck
said in a statement. "One of the disciplinary actions will include
mandatory alcohol counseling."
Missoula Police Lt. Mike Brady said Quinn was pulled over for
speeding at 2:39 a.m. Sunday. Police records said Quinn was going
44 mph in a 35 mph zone.
"After the officer did the field sobriety test, he was
arrested," Brady said. "He was processed per standard
Quinn was arrested for speeding and first-offense DUI, both
misdemeanors, Brady said. He was taken to the Missoula County jail
and later released on bail. Quinn appeared in court Monday and
pleaded not guilty to both charges, a Municipal Court reporter
After-hours calls seeking comment from Quinn's attorney weren't
Brady said it appeared Quinn was driving by himself when he was
pulled over and was cooperative during his arrest.
Quinn and Oklahoma quarterback Rhett Bomar were kicked off the
team last August and lost a year of eligibility for being paid for
work they had not performed at a car dealership. Both are eligible
to play again this fall.
The NCAA said earlier this month that Oklahoma must erase its
wins from the 2005 season and will lose two scholarships for the
2008-09 and 2009-10 school years because of the infractions. The
NCAA said Oklahoma was guilty of a "failure to monitor" the
employment of the players.
Oklahoma sent a notice of appeal to the NCAA last week.