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Krakauer, state return to Montana Supreme Court over quarterback's disciplinary records


MISSOULA, Montana — Montana university system officials are returning to the state Supreme Court to appeal a district judge's order that it release information on any action the Commissioner of Higher Education took after a University of Montana court recommended the football team's quarterback be expelled over a rape complaint.

A commission spokesman says the U.S. Department of Education advised the Montana University System against releasing the records to author , citing federal education privacy laws.

Krakauer sought the information for a book about sexual assaults at the university, including accusations that former quarterback raped a female acquaintance in 2012. Johnson was not expelled and a jury acquitted him in March 2013.

The Missoulian reports ( that the state's high court had previously dismissed the case, saying the issue of attorney's fees still needed to be resolved.

Information from: Missoulian,

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