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BYU’s leading WR has minor brush with the law

Cody Hoffman, Antwon Blake AP

Compared to some of the other legal issues that college football players have faced of late — including this one — the brief encounter BYU’s Cody Hoffman had with the men in blue earlier this week pales in comparison.

That doesn’t mean we won’t mention it, however, because that’s just how we roll.

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Hoffman was booked into the Washington County Jail in Hurricane, Utah, early Wednesday morning on a failure-to-appear warrant. The warrant stemmed from a $90 speeding ticket Hoffman received last November and did not pay.

A sheriff’s office spokesperson told the Tribune that Hoffman had been pulled over yesterday for what was described as a minor traffic violation. It was at that point that the warrant was discovered.

Hoffman was locked up briefly before being released after posting a $352 bond.

Hoffman led all Cougar wide receivers in receptions in 2010 with 42 catches, and his 527 receiving yards were tops on the team. He also tied for the lead in receiving touchdowns with seven.

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9 Responses to “BYU’s leading WR has minor brush with the law”
  1. pamsmith200 says: May 5, 2011 9:21 AM

    Two very important facts were left out of this story that put it in a whole different context.

    (1) The original speeding ticket for $90 was for driving 33 in a 25 mph zone (seriously).

    (2) The ticket plus late fees totaling $140 was PAID on March 14, 2011. The Provo Justice Court however was too incompetent to note that and a warrant was issued. Hoffman had no way of knowing that there was a warrant out for his arrest nor that there was any cause for such a thing.

    Click on the link to the original story in the link above and read for yourself.

  2. spike036 says: May 5, 2011 11:39 AM

    Hmmmmm….Hurricane Utah, eh? In other words he was headed to Vegas…..Isn’t gambling a violation of the BYU ‘Honor Code’….I know that there’s no proof of gambling but anyone who has lived out there will tell you that Hurricane is in the middle of nowhere’s between SLC and Vegas on I-15

  3. pamsmith200 says: May 5, 2011 11:56 AM


    Either that or I-15 (right through Vegas) is the only logical route for Hoffman to travel from Provo, UT to his home in California after having completed his school work for the semester.

    I suppose he could have gone on foot over the Sierra-Nevada’s but he probably thought just driving down I-15 was the more viable option time wise.

  4. spike036 says: May 5, 2011 12:20 PM

    Considering that he received the ticket last November, I’d say the semester wasn’t over as of yet…… shows he lives in Crescent City, CA so you would actually head North to SLC and take the I-80 west since Crescent City is at the Northern tip of CA.

  5. pamsmith200 says: May 5, 2011 12:28 PM


    See if you can follow this:
    (1) He received the original speeding ticket last November.
    (2) He paid for that ticket on March 14, 2011.
    (3) He was pulled over near Hurricane, UT on May 2, 2011 for a “minor traffic violation”.
    (4) He WAS NOT cited on May 2, 2011. He was given a warning by the officer.
    (5) The officer later noted that there was a warant (later found to be an error) and he was arrested on May 2.

    It will reveal many facts to you that you do not seem to comprehend.

  6. spike036 says: May 5, 2011 12:43 PM

    You still wouldn’t take I-15 south from Provo to go to Crescent City…..tell ya what, grab a map and learn something.

  7. pamsmith200 says: May 5, 2011 1:08 PM


    I think at this point it is important to note that geographic location has absolutely nothing to do with this story. Zero. Objectively speaking it has no relation to anything other than he was “briefly” and unjustifiably “detained” in a hole in southern Utah.

    For example, if I were to say “Utah QB Jordan Wynn eats puppies alive” and then try to make an argument that my statement is logical because he has in fact been seen in public with a puppy in his life that would make about as much sense as the conspiracy theory you tried to float above.
    Jordan Wynn seen in public with a puppy = Jordan Wynn eats puppy’s alive

    is the same as saying

    Cody Hoffman was known to be in a location 140 miles away from Las Vegas = he was gambling in Vegas

    See how in both cases the two are completelty unrelated to the other?

  8. lakesidegator says: May 5, 2011 2:19 PM

    WTF? Aren’t wide receivers supposed to speed?

  9. mrcowpatty says: May 6, 2011 12:14 AM

    How the hell did a kid from Crescent City, CA end up atBYU?

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