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Published: Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:20 p.m. MDT

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Bountiful, UT

**Travis, I am very sorry for the ridiculous publicity this incident has caused. Please know that as fans we are 100% behind you and are looking forward to your continued progress and to you leading our Utes to victory. Seriously, DON'T THINK ANY MORE ABOUT THIS. Do what everyone else has done - move on and get excited for the season. Best of luck Travis!

Mcallen, TX

Forget the leading.

Just complete passes, and things will work out.

Salt Lake, UT

Just win and people will forget you had a drink at concert.
Only in Utah, a 20-years-old QB made news when he drank.

East Coast Ute
Storrs, CT

PacUtes, seriously. Most other parts of the country, articles should be written celebrating the fact that a school made it through a weekend with only a single underage drinking ticket.

Christine B. Hedgefog
Salt Lake City, UT

Ah, it's nothing Blechen couldn't fix for him with a quick dunk in the foaming ice font.

JoCo Ute
Grants Pass, OR

Rock I'll accept both your POV and your right to write this article as long as you can promise that you never drank befor you were 21. If not your article lacks credibility. Do as I say and not as I do, doesn't wash.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Utah's "core values" only mention "no DUI's", so breaking the law with underage drinking is perfectly acceptable, if you're a starting QB at the U.

Don't expect such leniency, however, if you're a rugby player.


I'm curious, what was Jamaal William's punishment for the same offense that he committed earlier in February of this year? I know that BYU has a strict Honor Code concerning these things, as they are constantly reminding us.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

A real leader wouldn't be engaged in the type of behavior that is breaking the law. Maybe his drinking issue, is part of the reason why he can't throw, unless it's to the other team.

If Travis shows, he can't throw the ball in the first few reps. Whit needs to pull him out and make sure the back up quarterback is actually ready to start with the starters. Don't stick with someone that can't produce and is killing the team. The defense can't be on the field 90% of the time and win every game for us. Our offense should control 60-70% of the clock and put points on the board.

Central, UT

'Some will say this could only happen in Utah. A college kid has a beverage, on his own time, at a concert, and it turns into big news. But anything that involves cops and athletes is news, anywhere in the country.' Sorry Mr. Rock this is a very poor justification for beating this dead horse. I guess there are no feel good stories coming out of Logan or Provo this week?

Nobody cares...except for a few that want revenge time for Spencer Hadley. Not really the same thing is it?

Sports Are Great
Salt Lake City, UT

@GoRed - what was your recommendation for Jamaal's punishment? You suggesting the same punishment for travis? You wouldn't want to be a hypocrite I assume.

Window Rock, AZ

Please stop the immature comments. According to the good Bible, we are all sinners. Look at the rough and tough fishermen that Jesus chose to be apostles. Mr Wilson is an excellent quarterback in the making. I believe in him. Instead of writing an article preaching to the choir and emphasizing the negative what about all the positive that Mr. Wilson has done for the Ute program. It the Cougar fans had class they wouldn't be such critics as the Pharisees.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

I hope he can lead, the U has been without a clear leader, at least at QB, for a long time and it's really hurt the team. I had hoped he had grown up and would be more appreciative of the 2nd chance to play, but actions show attitude.

Heber City, UT

From the article:

"He demonstrated true composure last year after a six-interception game against UCLA by guiding the Utes to a 27-21 win over No. 5 Stanford the next week."

He didn't show much composure in the UCLA game, though. 6 interceptions is insane.

I like Travis. I don't want to see him missing any time from the alcohol incident. I also will be rooting for him to stay healthy, especially with his artery issue. That could become very dangerous and I really hope nothing bad happens to him.

But if utah wants to make a bowl game I don't think Wilson is the best guy to get them there. Sure, utah won a few close games last year, but I think the credit for the USU game goes to Whittingham, BYU game credit goes to Dres and BYU's lack of blue zone efficiency, and Stanford game credit goes to the Cardinal's horrible play calling at the end.

In the games where the moment was all on Wilson to deliver, he usually messed up.

Once again, best of luck to him, but if he is the QB I don't see a bowl game for the utes.

Draper, UT

Wilson is a good kid and a fine athlete who made a bad decision. Who among us hasn't? I hope Whittingham and the rest of the program stand solidly behind him and let him lead his team.

American Fork, UT

Good Luck this season Travis. Keep working hard and your season will go well.

South Jordan, UT

Utah quarterback Travis Wilson must now show how to lead. As opposed to last year when Travis was not required to be a leader.


"It the Cougar fans had class they wouldn't be such critics as the Pharisees."

estreetshuffle - couldn't find the critical comments by Cougar fans, perhaps you saw them on some other article?


@Sports Are Great

I have no recommendation for Jamaal's punishment. That's not my place. But many BYU fans are quick to come onto articles on Ute players to offer their opinions on how the U should handle such incidents. And the real hypocrisy (as you are referring to) comes when they demand punishment for our players, yet conveniently overlook similar offenses that your own BYU players commit.

But seriously folks!
Salt Lake City, UT

No doubt that Wilson's infraction of the law will not be an issue at all on the hill. Standards of yesteryear go out thee window when it comes to winning football games.

With no honor code at the school the morals are very relaxed. During my time at the u I saw things that made me cringe.

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