Posted: Feb 25, 2013 8:56 PM by Irina Cates -MTN News
MISSOULA - Late Monday afternoon, the prosecution rested, and Jordan Johnson took the witness stand in his own defense.
The suspended University of Montana quarterback is accused of raping a girl after the two had watched a movie at her house.
Jordan Johnson told the jury he wanted to tell them his side of the story as he took the stand a little after 4 p.m. Monday afternoon.
The defense started with establishing Johnson's character. He talked about his childhood, his friends, his roommates, that he wanted to be a math teacher and he also talked about his relationship with his father.
"Um, it's special. Because-I was lucky enough to have him as my coach in high school football, so I think we are a lot closer than most father and sons."
The trial will resume again on Wednesday, when Johnson is expected to continue his testimony. MTN will bring more in-depth coverage of his Monday testimony at 10 PM.