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Published: Wednesday, May 21 2014 5:25 p.m. MDT

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Cottonwood Heights, UT

It will boil down to a single member of the staff, who recently retired, and meals and other stuff that he gave players on his own. Like always, the local media loves this stuff. Fortunately the speculation will be worse than the actual facts.

Ogden, UT

First the SEC-ACC announcement and now this! When it rains it pours huh? At this rate the church may just find it easier to shut down football altogether.


Even as a Utah fan, I hope these allegations are not found to be true. But, I suspect that they are.

Where is Hadley?
Salt Lake, UT

Why wouldn't Hoffman participate if he had nothing to hide.

Its being reported current players were taking benefits too.

I imagine this will cripple the byu football program for many years. There apparently are numerous violations. There will be many transfers, players kicked out, lost scholarships, and permanent damage to whatever was left of the respect byu had.

Gone! Can't wait for the spin from Holmoe about "don't panic we are byu"

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Look, I know BYU wants to attract the attention of the SEC, but acting like them probably isn't the best way to do it.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

So what you're saying is that BYU's recruiting was this bad when players were receiving improper benefits? I shudder to think about how bad it would have been if players hadn't been receiving improper benefits.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


Safe to say the power conferences, which byu so desperately wants to join, will be even LESS interested now, if that was possible.

There's not even a "chance" in the Lloyd Christmas kind of way at this point!

byu football is done!

West Jordan, UT

If all of this is true, didnt SMU recieve the death penalty? Maybe Lavell Edwards Staduim should be used now for Rugby and Soccer


This is fantastic news. Now that BYU has NCAA violations just like every other school in the power 5 (including Utah) They will see us as serious contenders who will do anything too win and invite us into their fold.

Murray, UT

No conference will touch BYU now not even the MWC. The Brethren have their weekly meeting tomorrow. I would sure like to be there. Should be very interesting.

sandy, ut


Really? Because you were there to witness the event?

St George, UT

Not a big deal, it is not crippling and BYU football will prosper in the years to come. Ute trolls making a big deal out of nothing.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

I would think the NCAA would be the proper body to conduct the review but its not clear from the initial reports if they are involved. I think its really not fair to start pointing fingers at anyone in the absence of any proof. Besides, there's plenty of stuff to needle our friends at BYU about while we wait for more information.

Why, AZ

Another black eye for BYU

Provo, UT

As a BYU fan, I must say Brave Sir Robin, I got quite the chuckle out of your first comment. Well done good sir.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT


Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Now way this is real. like with the player in Los Vegas story this is just a set up from a jealous rival "fan".

Orem, UT

Chris Bm would you actually prefer BYU to shut down their football program?

Logan, UT

LOL@Brave Sir Robin

Free rent? Sheesh...

I worked for the USU athletic department for a short time as a tutor and it was DRILLED into our heads that we were not to do anything that might even remotely be construed as an improper benefit. Pretty much show up, do your job, and leave. Don't even fraternize with the players outside of your job capacity. You'd think that a guy who worked as a staffer for years would know not to give his favorite players free rent...

Salt Lake City, Utah

Is this how they are able to recruit and keep high level skill players? I have always wondered 'Y' would that go go there??

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