Former UM football player pleads guilty to rape
MISSOULA (AP) — A former University of Montana football player pleaded guilty Tuesday to raping an acquaintance as she slept on his couch after an evening of drinking two years ago.
Beau Donaldson, 22, pleaded guilty to sexual intercourse without consent. Prosecutors have said they will recommend a 30-year prison term with 20 years suspended when he is sentenced on Nov. 13.
Donaldson's attorney, Milt Datsopoulos, said he does not believe prison is the place for his client.
"The victim is conflicted," and could ask for a more severe penalty, Deputy Missoula County Attorney Shaun Donovan...