Brigham Young football coach LaVell Edwards promised to investigate allegations that members of his team taunted San Diego State's black players with racial slurs during a game.
"I don't put a lot of credence in a lot of what the players say. That was one of those games where there was a lot of jawing back and forth," Edwards said Monday."There was a lot of emotion going into the game . . . There's not a whole lot of love lost (between the schools), so the potential is there. Certainly, we're going to follow through and look at it. If that's the case, appropriate action will be taken. That's something we don't condone and will not tolerate."
Asked in a telephone interview what he meant by appropriate action, Edwards declined to elaborate except to say, "I'll handle that part." He reiterated that neither he nor the school would tolerate that kind of behavior.
Several Aztecs players made the allegations following San Diego State's 27-15 upset win over BYU in a Western Athletic Conference game Saturday night at San Diego.
"They were calling our black guys `punks' and `niggers,' " San Diego State center Kevin Wells told The Tribune of San Diego. "I can't believe those guys."