Senior running back dismissed from football team

MSU football coach Rob Ash dismissed senior running back Anthony Knight from the team last month after the touted but troubled senior was arrested on a charge of partner or family member assault and theft.

The dismissal caps a tumultuous Montana State career for the University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) transfer. Knight left the UNR program in 2013 after being suspended for an undisclosed violation of team rules and transferred to Bozeman in time for the 2014 season. During last season, Knight rushed for 496 yards and 12 touchdowns. The senior missed one game last season due to a suspension for undisclosed detrimental conduct to the team.

Knight had previously been arrested in June 2013 on charges of attempted robbery and assault but those charges were ultimately dropped when the district attorney chose not to pursue prosecution.