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Montana State player arrested after bar fight

Published On: Nov 26 2013 10:35:31 AM MST
Jon Ellis

Montana State University

BOZEMAN, Mont. -

A Montana State University football player was arrested and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct after a fight outside a bar in downtown Bozeman in which police say he punched a man who hit his girlfriend.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports wide receiver Jonathan Paul Ellis II was arrested Saturday night along with two other MSU students - Riley James Masters and Michael Christopher Simmons. All are charged with disorderly conduct.

Bozeman police responded to a fight at the Rocking R Bar at about 11:25 p.m.

Officers say during a fight, Simmons tried to punch Ellis, but missed, accidentally hitting Ellis' girlfriend. Ellis then punched Simmons in the nose. Officers say Masters intervened and was challenging Ellis when officers stepped in to break up the fight.