Back vs. Benefis, Back's teammate takes the stand - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

Back vs. Benefis, Back's teammate takes the stand

Posted: Updated:

New developments in the Back vs. Benefis case this afternoon as one of Robert Backs former teammates testified in court.

For me as a seventeen-year-old kid, that was a red flag for me.

That was Colton Swansons response to seeing his friend and teammate Robert Back acting strangely in practice leading up to the game which changed his life forever.

According to text messages between Swanson and Back, Back was not allowed to play until Monday.

After meeting with the coaches and passing what Swanson called a concussion test, Back was on the field again for practice, which Swanson said raised some pretty alarming red flags.

He (Robert) runs out to the right side, and I watch him. The play goes, he (The quarterback) says hike, and Robert almost looked like he had no idea what he was doing. I've never seen anything like that. It was like he took a couple steps and its like he was just hanging out by himself. Ive never seen something like that, said Colton Swanson.

Swanson said although he had concerns, it seemed the coaching staff did not.


I even remember the coaches yelling at him to get back into the huddle.

Swanson said that was the coachs mentality. Back needed to take a tough pill.

We will continue to cover the Back vs. Benefis trial tomorrow as we expect Shannon Back (Roberts stepmother) to testify in court.

  • Most Popular

  • NewsMore>>

  • Missing 19-year-old found near Lolo Peak

    Missing 19-year-old found near Lolo Peak

    Monday, September 17 2018 2:15 PM EDT2018-09-17 18:15:41 GMT
    Monday, September 17 2018 2:15 PM EDT2018-09-17 18:15:41 GMT

    UPDATE: The 19-year-old was found at 8:30 PM and is okay, according to the Missoula County Sheriff's Office.

    UPDATE: The 19-year-old was found at 8:30 PM and is okay, according to the Missoula County Sheriff's Office.

  • Soldiers aiding Hurricane Florence relief

    Soldiers aiding Hurricane Florence relief

    Sunday, September 16 2018 8:29 PM EDT2018-09-17 00:29:14 GMT
    Sunday, September 16 2018 8:29 PM EDT2018-09-17 00:29:14 GMT
    HELENA- Hurricane Florence is leaving homes under water, people without power, and some waiting to be rescued, and that's why our Montana Army National Guard is sending crews to help. "Being able to help someone. I mean it's a good feeling actually getting out there and getting to do your job," said Shayde Crist, Crew Chief with Army National Guard.   19 soldiers left for Maryland early this morning, September 16th. Once they arrive on September 18th they'll be on call...
    HELENA- Hurricane Florence is leaving homes under water, people without power, and some waiting to be rescued, and that's why our Montana Army National Guard is sending crews to help. "Being able to help someone. I mean it's a good feeling actually getting out there and getting to do your job," said Shayde Crist, Crew Chief with Army National Guard.   19 soldiers left for Maryland early this morning, September 16th. Once they arrive on September 18th they'll be on call...
  • Two people arrested after stealing vehicle

    Two people arrested after stealing vehicle

    Sunday, September 16 2018 7:49 PM EDT2018-09-16 23:49:00 GMT
    Sunday, September 16 2018 7:49 PM EDT2018-09-16 23:49:00 GMT
    GREAT FALLS-  According to GFPD two people are now behind bars after officers caught them with a stolen vehicle.  It all started around 4:30 p.m. Saturday evening when an officer noticed a car at the intersection of 2nd Ave. S. and 14th St. S. The officer noticed a white 2018 Chevrolet Silverado that GFPD had been looking for.  When the officer put his sirens on, the driver who was a male and his passenger fled on 3rd Ave. S. at estimated speeds of 80 mph.  At t...
    GREAT FALLS-  According to GFPD two people are now behind bars after officers caught them with a stolen vehicle.  It all started around 4:30 p.m. Saturday evening when an officer noticed a car at the intersection of 2nd Ave. S. and 14th St. S. The officer noticed a white 2018 Chevrolet Silverado that GFPD had been looking for.  When the officer put his sirens on, the driver who was a male and his passenger fled on 3rd Ave. S. at estimated speeds of 80 mph.  At t...
  • First year for art vendors at Arts On Fire

    First year for art vendors at Arts On Fire

    Saturday, September 15 2018 7:51 PM EDT2018-09-15 23:51:46 GMT
    Saturday, September 15 2018 7:59 PM EDT2018-09-15 23:59:03 GMT

    GREAT FALLS- Arts On Fire is back at Paris Gibson and this year local vendors got into the action. We spoke with one potter who tells us why it’s important.  Jimmie Henry starts with just a lump of clay and adds different colors and elements to her own unique piece of pottery. She said this type of freedom is why she loves making art. But it’s not only one of a kind bowls. She also makes a variety of other items including bells.   "So, I like looking...

    GREAT FALLS- Arts On Fire is back at Paris Gibson and this year local vendors got into the action. We spoke with one potter who tells us why it’s important.  Jimmie Henry starts with just a lump of clay and adds different colors and elements to her own unique piece of pottery. She said this type of freedom is why she loves making art. But it’s not only one of a kind bowls. She also makes a variety of other items including bells.   "So, I like looking...

Powered by Frankly
Copyright - All content © 2001 - 2018. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.