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Published: Friday, Oct. 11 2013 2:05 p.m. MDT

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Cheyenne, WY

Good for him to be able to get back. It is awesome when a university puts morals above winning.

Ted H.
Midvale, UT

Great news. Good for him. Three games is still quite severe punishment, especially considering most coaches, including some local ones, have given less serious punishments for much more serious offenses like DUI's and multiple failed drug tests. Welcome back

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Great for Spencer Hadley. Here come the cynical gutter snipers with their baseless remarks.

Sandy, UT

I wonder how our little brothers on the hill will cry about this news. Doesn't matter what BYU does or doesn't do, they find something to cry about. It will be fun to see Hadley back. And frankly, he doesn't owe any of us an apology. And being a byu student or not has nothing to do with how we should view what he did. God's rules don't suddenly change depending on what color someone cheers for or wears.

Scott Farcus
Beaver, UT

"It is awesome when a university puts morals above winning."

I agree, that's why I believe in the teams that have a prayer prior to an activity that is formatted to hurt and maim the opponent.

Lifelong Ute
Salt Lake City, UT

So much for enforcing your rules. He should have missed the rest of the season if byu stood for something

Spanish Fork, UT

If Spencer plays it means he did what Bronco felt necessary to overcome whatever infraction he had committed. Even the most anti-Bronco red-koolaid drinkers know Bronco holds principles above football -- that's why they criticize him.

So...welcome back Spencer Hadley. You have my respect for your sense of honor. I'm sure Las Vegas will have lost some of its allure.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Well, and we all should remember that just because the university has cleared him, doesn't mean Bronco has. He may well play this Saturday, and if he does, I am confident that Bronco will feel that is what is in the best interest of Spencer and the university, not because we need him to get the win.

I saw the article, and the comments, first on the SLT, and it is really pathetic to think there are people out there who honestly think this coach would compromise his integrity for a victory.


That was a quick 5 games. I guess sticking to the consequences given is somewhat conditional.

Salt Lake City, UT

Word on the street is that one of Bronco's conditions is that Hadley has to shave his clubbing mustache.

On a serious note, I'm glad the kid has worked things out.

Idaho Falls, ID

An honest question: Was the 5 game suspension issued by the Honor Code Office or by Bronco? I thought that was a minimum sentence if from the HCO. What changed?

Salt Lake City, UT

@RockOn We do know what Bronco stands for. We respect that. That, however, is not why we criticize him. He's just boring as all get out. It's painful to listen to him.

South Jordan, Utah

He paid a steep price (as well as the team - would've beaten Utah with him). If Bronco has decided that he is ready to come back then, irrespective of what our friends up north say, the price has been paid and I hope to see him on the field tomorrow.

Way to come back Spencer!

White Salmon, WA

"So much for enforcing your rules. He should have missed the rest of the season if byu stood for something"

Like forgiveness and mercy?

If BYU didn't stand for something, he would have played against Utah and Utah State.

Bobby Lee Swagger
Holladay, UT

Dear Lifelong Ute,

If you're offended that Hadley is playing again, just ask your fellow "life long Ute fans" for more pictures. Turn them in to BYU, so BYU can enforce its code, and I'm sure your superior conscience will be satisfied.

-Bobby Lee

Syracuse, UT

Ute fans showing again that they are judge and jury for all things BYU!

Shame on all you who think you know the whole story.

Omaha, NE

It would have been better if he had been suspended for an undetermined amount of time, then his coming back would be based on his own progress. In real life who you are frequently does affect the type of any punishment, BYU is no different. At this point whether Bronco plays him is immaterial, others will step up and play as they always do when injuries sideline players and this was a moral injury on his part.

Whoa Nellie
American Fork, UT

Will the holier-than-thou ute-fan posers please point out where in this article it states that Hadley has been cleared by the football program and coaches to participate in a game. Two bits says he will not play on Saturday.

blue & white
Boise, ID

I wish Spencer all the best and hope he plays. he has made progress to have the suspension lifted. good for him and the team.

Folsom, CA

I never went of UofU site, never commented on article about their players. I am a BYU fan, the same school that lost UofU fans applied to. I suppose some cannot let go. If you are not allowed to join them...read about them online, criticize and be so brave as to post a comment online...

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