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Published: Tuesday, Jan. 27 2009 12:00 a.m. MST

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Aaron

Kick those guys off the team. I hope it didn't cost BYU Teo and the other recruits

AZCOUG

TO BAD SOME PLAYERS THINK THEY ARE EXEMPT FROM THE HONOR CODE. I APPLAUD BRONCO FOR HIS HONESTY WITH RECRUITS. HOPEFULLY MANTI WAS NOT PART OF THE SHENANIGANS. SOME GUYS CAN BE PART OF THE BAND OF BROTHERS (ZIONS CAMP) SOME HAVE TO BE THE BIG SHOT.I WISH MANTI,XAVIER,LT FILIAGA,FANUA AND OTHER LDS ATLETES WELL WHERE EVER THEY GO. BUT I WILL ONLY BE CHEERING FOR BYU!

TONGA

What ever happened to manase and matangi tonga?

TheHaistorm

Gosh..and just when things were going so good.
Looks to me like Bronky is "out recruiting ", himself and maybe should have students that live the right way. Were the freshman underage or RM's ?

RE: TONGA

They are both transfering to Utah.

Tonga

They are NOT transferring to utah LOL..heck, Manase LEFT utah to be a Coug! Manase will be back next year in COUGAR BLUE. Matangi will not.

NC61YROLDBYUFAN

I don't care what happened. These young men are underage, in addition they were informed of what the honor code represents. Every school has rules of conduct and a system of redress. I compliment BYU for their not releasing names and still holding all to a standard. Coach Mendenhall has provided his input and taken an action, now it's time to move on. I suppose I am leading to the point that integrity and honor has become a rare commodity today. Thanks to BYU, UYAH, USU, WEBER and all the other Universities/Colleges in the State of Utah and the nation for teaching the principles that young man and woman must learn to be successful in life. It is better to learn that actions have consequences on a football field rather than learining the the lesson with life altering effects.
Thanks to Utah and the others in the State for thier Conference and Bowl performance. At my age I have learned to bleed Blue, Red and White. A sign of tru maturity.
NC61YROLDBUYFAN
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A grouchy old man and proud of it."

No KGB at Utah

Sure hope that X and LT saw what life is like under an oppressionary regime and vote no. At Utah they can still have honor and brotherhood without worrying that somebody in the secret police will unjustly name them and destroy their reputation. What a way to live!

RE: Tonga

If Manase were to transfer to Utah he would have to sit out 2 years, if he were to transfer to another school he would have to sit out 1. Since he only has 1 year left, I doubt it very much

To the Utes

If the utes want BYU's castoffs, let them have them. These types of players (without integrity) going to the utes works in BYU's favor. I say let them go, infact Bronco should personally drive them and drop them off at kwhitt's door.

Finally

A story about what actually happened. Asking people that were actually involved.

What a novel concept!

It's just VERY funny to me that BYU players had to resort to drinking alcohol as a way of 'selling' their program and all its 'values'.

Law

This should not be left for "in house" because giving alcohol to minors is against the LAW. Forget the honor code, if this problem had to deal with other honor code violations than it should be settled in house. Because the law was broken in this case, by giving alcohol to minors, Bronco should have these players report to the police department for proper prosecution. After settling matters with the law then Bronco/BYU can do what ever in house matters.

This kind of thing happened with Crowton, but at least he kicked the players off the team, lets see if Bronco can keep up the discipline! My guess is not because it is, speculation, a starting LB!

Re:

I say kick the players involved off the team. One of the players is a showboat and not a team player anyway. Utah can have him. He would fit in better there.

WHO..

Who are the players.. Or at least what positions do they play and are they starters.

Manti Revisited

Any truth to the rumor that these Cougars were just trying to show Manti Te'o that he could have just as much opportunity to be a good influence there as he could as USC, UCLA or Notre Dame? They knew that's what he was looking for and were just trying to recruit him in that regard. Think about it, people!

McKay

Let the JUDGEMENTAL posts begin! It's really quite pathetic that this is even making the news where all can post their judgements and hate filled posts. I hope we never know who was involved, but I'm sure the news will dig deep enough to get their names out there for all to ridicule.

slc

the real question is how credible is Hans Olsen? He is not necessarily top notch in the field of journalism. I believe that he is either misinformed completely or holding back even more info because of his ties. Has anyone listened to him? He is not the brightest product of the school down south.

Teo

If Teo wasn't involved he should sue the radio station that mentioned his name for slander. He can legally do that. But, somehow I don't think it will get that far if you catch my drift. It's too bad a few idiots who think they are so good at football they can break any rule or law they want, have to choose BYU to do it at. They need to get shown the door!

Investigation needed

Bronco shouldn't be so quick to "move forward" and sweep this under the rug. There are too many questions that need to be answered including the one brought up earlier about the crime of giving minors alcohol.

I did a quick look on recruiting website to see who was at the infamous January 9th recruiting "party." I counted 16 commits including 2 four star and 11 three star recruits. That's pretty much the entire recruiting class of 2009. If many of them were involved then it would decimate BYU's recruiting efforts. I'm not saying the abuses were widespread but some investigation need to be done before we're expected to follow the coaches admonition, "move along folks, nothing to see here."

bman

what is the allegation and who is supposedly involved?

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