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Buddhism professor on probation charged with assault

September 18, 2018

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A University of Montana associate professor of Buddhism and yoga is charged with misdemeanor assault for reportedly punching a bouncer at a country music concert.

The Missoulian reports 58-year-old Bradley Steven Clough also is charged with violating his probation in a felony criminal endangerment case that was pleaded down from a felony DUI.

Clough’s attorney, Brian West, said Clough pleaded not guilty on Sept. 10. He declined further comment.

Prosecutors allege Clough became angry on Sept. 8 when a bouncer at a Jason Isbell concert tried to remove him from a private booth, where he wasn’t supposed to be. The bouncer reported Clough yelled vulgarities at him and punched him in the stomach. The bouncer eventually apprehended Clough.

Clough, who has taught at UM since 2008, has four previous DUI convictions, the most recent in 2015.


Information from: Missoulian, http://www.missoulian.com

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