When a college football team and a drug cartel are linked, quick, what school might you suspect it would be? Correct, it is the U of M, but it's not that one.
It's the University of Montana, where the athletes are also entrepreneurs. From the Bozeman Daily Chronicle:
Former wide receiver Richard Demond Gatewood, 23, and his brother, Randy Lamar Gatewood, 21, both of Bozeman, appeared in federal court in Missoula Wednesday on two federal complaints alleging they were selling cocaine and conspiring to sell cocaine in Bozeman from June 2005 to May 2007, according to court records.
Both men are being held in Missoula County's jail. Bail has not been set.
According to federal court records, another former MSU football player who goes by the street names of "Demetrius," "D" or "DW" has been the leader of a drug-dealing gang with at least six drug "runners" in Bozeman for two years.
One of those runners, Rick Gatewood, allegedly used his athletic scholarship money to help bring cocaine to Bozeman from "DW's" supplier in Fairfield, Calif.
See, the universities make so much money off of the football players and refuse to pay them, and then the second they try to make some money of their own, everyone's like, "No, you can't sell cocaine!" It's so unfair.
Bobcats brought cocaine to Bozeman. Seriously. [The Grizzoulian]
Drug ring consisting of former MSU athletes busted [Bozeman Daily Chronicle]