Former University of Montana football player Beau Donaldson — who was out on parole after being convicted of raping a friend in Missoula — was arrested Friday in Bozeman for multiple alcohol-related parole violations.
Judy Beck, director of communications for the Department of Corrections, said Donaldson was being held on a 72-hour sanction and will be released on Monday.
She said Donaldson admitted to his parole officer that he had been drinking alcohol and went to a Bozeman bar on July 27, and had also been drinking the weekend before that, both violations of his parole.
Once released, Donaldson will be on daily alcohol testing for 30 days. Beck said she did not know his testing requirements before the sanction.
Donaldson was a running back for the Grizzlies. He was sentenced in 2013 to 30 years in prison with 20 years suspended after he pleaded guilty to the 2010 rape in Missoula.
He was released on parole in June 2016 and has been in Bozeman since that time. Donaldson’s case was among those featured in Jon Krakauer’s book "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town."