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Former Sun Devil Russum headed for Montana

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Brent Russum has decided to become a Grizzly.

The former Lewiston Bengal who was dismissed from the Arizona State University football team in March, is bound for Montana, his step-father Ron Pardue said.

Russum had narrowed his choices to Idaho, Eastern Washington and Montana.

Russum and fellow redshirt freshman Jonathan Lehmann were kicked off ASU’s team after they allegedly photographed a female student, without her permission, while she was nude.

The case is in grand jury proceedings and Russum is expected to return to Arizona later this month, Pardue said.

Depending on the outcome of legal issues, Russum could be eligible to play this fall at Montana under NCAA rules regarding transfers from a Division I-A school to a I-AA program. The Grizzlies won I-AA titles in 1995 and 2001 and lost in last year’s title game.

The 6-foot-5, 275-pound Russum is an offensive lineman.

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