21 year old quarterback Nate Montana was put into jail after he was arrested for a first offense DUI charge at 3:46 am on Friday (June 3rd). He was released on a $685 bond in Missoula, Montana. Later in the day, Nate appeared in the Missoula County Justice Court and pleaded not guilty to his charges. No comments were made by Montana nor his attorney.
Nate, the son of our Hall of Fame quarterback, Joe Montana, was with the Irish until this February. But, he decided to transfer to Montana University in Missoula hoping to get the starting job there. Nate appeared in just 2 games last year, throwing 9 passes for 18 attempts (for 116 yards) with 1 interception and no touchdowns.
Nate is looking for more playing time and to expand his college career. As much as we loved having a Montana on the team, he was really nothing more than a quarterback with the clipboard. Dayne Crist and Tommy Rees are the head contenders for this year’s top spot, leaving Montana with too much competition.
Nate has had other problems with the law. Last year in July, Monata was 1 of 11 Notre Dame sports players to be arrested on misdemeanor charges of drinking alcohol under the age limit. He better stay clear of trouble or else he will have a tough time succeeding in NCAA sports and most importantly for him, the NFL.