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Prosecutor: Rape case is about betrayal of victim, not Montana football

  • Former University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson sits with his defense team during jury selection Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 in Missoula, Mont. More than 150 potential jurors packed a hotel ballroom Friday for the rape trial of Jordan Johnson, a former University of Montana quarterback, as attorneys attempted to seat an impartial panel in a town where Griz football is king.  (AP Photo/Missoulian ,Kurt Wilson)

    Former University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson sits with his defense team during jury selection Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 in Missoula, Mont. More than 150 potential jurors packed a hotel ballroom Friday for the rape trial of Jordan Johnson, a former University of Montana quarterback, as attorneys attempted to seat an impartial panel in a town where Griz football is king. (AP Photo/Missoulian ,Kurt Wilson)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2011 file photo, Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson (10) scrambles against Cal Poly during an NCAA college football game in Missoula, Mont.  Jury selection in the trial for Johnson, charged in the rape of a friend while the two were watching a movie at her apartment, is scheduled to begin Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.  (AP Photo/Michael Albans, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2011 file photo, Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson (10) scrambles against Cal Poly during an NCAA college football game in Missoula, Mont. Jury selection in the trial for Johnson, charged in the rape of a friend while the two were watching a movie at her apartment, is scheduled to begin Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Albans, File)  (The Associated Press)

A prosecutor in a rape case against a former University of Montana quarterback says the school's football team is not on trial.

Attorney Adam Duerk (DIRK') said Monday the case is about a woman who was betrayed by someone she trusted.

The trial began with opening statements in the case that has drawn attention to the university's handling of sex assault cases.

Jordan Johnson is accused of assaulting the woman as they watched a movie together at her home last year.

Johnson says the sex was consensual.

Johnson attorney Kirsten Pabst says the former quarterback is the opposite of what has been referred to outside the courtroom as "football thugs."