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Published: Monday, Feb. 21 2011 12:00 p.m. MST

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Eagle Mountain, UT

Good move coach. This can only be a good thing for the Ute players to know that this is not tolerated there.

Ann Arbor, MI

Well, I guess we won't have to hear the tds trolls chest pounding about thier higher morals.

Sounds like Kwhitt is taking a strong stand on this issue. Good for him.

Ann Arbor, MI

As expected the "other" newspaper has a much more accurate account of the situation.

Sounds like this guy has had other "issues" in the past.

My guess is he'll never see the field ( at Utah) again.

Ted H.
Midvale, UT

My guess is he'll be back on the field when the yewts need him

ogden, ut


Why do you keep bashing the D-News?

I find info on D-News that is not found at the other paper all the time. Both papers do a good job but they both choose what they want to cover and to what extent.

Salt Lake City, UT

Ted H.-

The last two players that committed a crime while on Utah, they never suited up in a Utah uniform again. Marquis Wilson, and Mo Neal. So if your questioning Coach Whitt's judgement, you are way off pal.

Maybe next time this happens Coach Whitt can handle the situation like Coach Mendenhall does, and let his players play an extra 4 games until its finally released ala Shiloah Teo .

Las Vegas, NV

Ted H - Does Trevor Molini ring a bell? I guess theft and prescription fraud isn't bad at the zoo. He had to be arrested twice for that before he was kicked off the team. The first time I guess isn't against the moral code, just the second.

Hypocrisy knows no bounds in Happy Vally!!

Ted H.
Midvale, UT

From the other paper:

"Fotu also had a warrant out of Provo City Justice Court for failure to appear on charges of giving false personal information to police, unlawful possession of alcohol or a controlled substance by a minor and public urination for an incident on March 20, 2009."

So when the dude broke these laws almost 2 years ago.....?

Whit just waited a couple years on these ones?

Ann Arbor, MI

Big sport fan,

THe trib got the story right.
the Dnews slapped together pieces of a press release.

He got pulled over at 2am not 10am.

They also reported additial previous infractions that further justifies Whitt's decision.

I understand that advertising and selling BYU is the Dnews number 1 priority but to dismiss all other teams (Utah USU) is a negative affect on the supposed "exposure" the corporation so desperatly craves.

Eagle Mountain, UT

The DNews usually gets the story right.
the hedgehogs usually slap together pieces of incomplete tidbits of information to make their incomplete and obsession fueled points.

The Media as a whole prints additial facts.

I understand that bashing and obsessing about BYU is the hedgehogs number 1 priority but to "not" dismiss all other relevant facts has a negative affect on the "attention" the hedgehog so obviously and desperatly craves.

Las Vegas, NV

Ted H: Unlawful possession of alcohol by a minor and public urination in Utah County? That would have eliminated a great percentage of the zoo players by the mythical "honor" code, to include Jimbo McMahon and (blue chipper) Trevor Molini had the zoo coaches not chosen to look the other way. The last I saw, most universities do not suspend players for misdemeanors, especially if they happen in Happy Valley!!

Go Utes!! Onward and Upward!!

By the way Teddy H, how do you know what Whitt did or did not due? Figures!!

Saint George, UT

That's too bad, I was hoping he would come in and be a big contributor this year. He may have just lost millions of dollars in future NFL salary if he doesn't get back on track.

Ted H.
Midvale, UT


When did I say I know what Whit did?

Your buddy Andrew is the one who said what Whit does. Need a reminder?

From his post:
"The last two players that committed a crime while on Utah, they never suited up in a Utah uniform again."

My response: According to what Andrewboy says Whit does, he never would have suited up again for Utah right?

Did he suit up for Utah after his crime in 2009?

And following typical yewt fashion, congrats on your tremendous English skills("Whitt did or did not due"

"Due" Are you serious? No - that's not a typo.

That's called not going to freshman(make that first grade) English.

Are you really that yewt player who so eloquently put it before getting hammered by Boise "They them girlse state they them bunch cheerleaders."

Coaches should DUE(that's for you)better and improve their class checks on you this coming semester.

Floyd Johnson
Broken Arrow, OK

Jim McMahon was a long time ago. Research how BYU has managed these situations since '99. BYU's reaction has been very consistent and predictable.

"Explains" may be a better word than "justifies." No justification is required for what appears to be a reasonable decision.

We all appreciate the coach taking a quick and clear position on this situation. I join you in wishing Fotu the best. I hope this provides the impetus to change that Fotu required. It is certainly an example to under-classmen.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Some real maturity around here.

In My Humble Opinion
South Jordan, UT

I'm with motorbike on this one. It takes ZERO class to turn this into a "who is standing on higher ground" debate when this is about a kid's life.

Clear Thinker
Draper, UT

Why are BYU players being talked about on an article involving a Ute player? Some of you ladies just can't help your no matter how ridiculous your rants are. The fact is people make mistakes and this kid will be punished accordingly by the coach. I am sure he will be consistent considering the situation just like BYU has been consistent considering their situations. For all the hypocrites out there, look in the mirror and fix yourself.

Pleasant Grove, ut

The only decent comments on this board are ones not involving BYU or Utah coaches and whatever else a little hate can stir up. Why do we rejoice in weakness of a young man that can be very damaging in his life if not checked? Oh, yeah, so we can semi-anonymously attack a few hundred thousand students and fans of a rival. fans of both sides--grow up.

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

Well that's one way to start the exposure bang in the PAC. I'm sure that everyone will soon take note. Gives Whittingham something to talk about during the off Season to sparkplug the team going into Spring Practice.

Cougar in Texas
Houston, TX

Vegas Ute,
Trevor Molini played back in the mid 1980s. You have to go back 25 years to find an example?

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