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BYU indefinitely suspends starting LB Spencer Hadley

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When BYU takes the field for its Holy War rivalry game Saturday, the Cougars won’t have one of its top defensive players in tow.

The athletic department announced Tuesday afternoon that linebacker Spencer Hadley has been indefinitely suspended from the football program.  If you guess “unspecified violation of team rules” is behind the suspension, you were correct.

There was no statement from head coach Bronco Mendenhall included in the release.

Hadley is currently tied with All-American Kyle Van Noy for fourth on the team in tackles with 12 through two games.  He started all 13 games in 2012, and started both games in 2013.

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22 Responses to “BYU indefinitely suspends starting LB Spencer Hadley”
  1. mydixienormus says: Sep 17, 2013 4:27 PM

    At BYU, a violation of team rules could be taking a sip of Gin and Juice.

  2. ihatesyracuse says: Sep 17, 2013 4:34 PM

    I am guessing he had sex, like everyone else in college.

  3. bigtganks says: Sep 17, 2013 4:45 PM

    Ihatesyracuse: So since most everybody does something that makes it acceptable? I’m not a byu fan but the school has an honor code to abide by based on LDS beliefs, and everyone is well aware of the rules. You sign to play there to agree to live by the honor code. Nothing is unjust about this.

  4. mydixienormus says: Sep 17, 2013 4:50 PM

    Maybe he dated a black girl? I hear that is frowned upon by Mormons as well. Is that in their “honor code”?

  5. mydixienormus says: Sep 17, 2013 4:50 PM

    Maybe he refused to wear the magic underpants????

  6. friarjack61 says: Sep 17, 2013 4:52 PM

    Jim McMahon made it without trouble, and he was not ‘The Lone Ranger’ Self Discipline !

  7. mydixienormus says: Sep 17, 2013 4:53 PM

    I found a video of some mormons on their mission, minus the bikes.

  8. brianash89 says: Sep 17, 2013 5:10 PM

    mydixienormus is clearly the definition of classy, and we should all take very seriously the things that he says.

  9. mydixienormus says: Sep 17, 2013 5:33 PM

    I’m just fooling with you guys brianash89.

    Which of my comments did you find the worst? The magic underpants? That was my personal favorite.

    I didn’t even get into the fact that you guys think your leader can really foretell the future. The “profit” I believe you call him.

    We won’t even touch planet kolob…

  10. grattanstanford says: Sep 17, 2013 5:41 PM

    Probably failed a blood test for beer. Or God forbid (wait… Joseph Smith forbid) he treated a woman as an equal.

  11. brianash89 says: Sep 17, 2013 5:44 PM

    a financial gain, esp. the difference between the amount earned and the amount spent in buying, operating, or producing something.
    obtain a financial advantage or benefit, esp. from an investment.

    I’m surprised with all of the intelligence you are displaying, you weren’t able to Google that answer for yourself.

  12. scooterbooter1 says: Sep 17, 2013 6:02 PM

    Wow, you guys dont even know haow to spell Prophet.

  13. mydixienormus says: Sep 17, 2013 6:14 PM

    Ah yes, the “prophet”. It really should be the “profit” as the church is really about the money…

  14. rachela89 says: Sep 17, 2013 6:51 PM

    Contrary to public opinion, the LDS church doesn’t hide anything. If you want to find out what LDS members are truthfully about, I invite you to visit Bronco wouldn’t have suspended Hadley if he wasn’t fully aware of the consequences. BYU will still have a great team with out him and the coaches know that, and I’m sure Hadley will use this as an opportunity to mature and grow into a better person and football player.

  15. packerbadger says: Sep 19, 2013 2:33 PM

    He probably nailed some hot co-ed. Maybe he had a sip of coffee or some other form of “feel good” that their book of hypocrisy tells them not to do. I’d transfer to a school that allows one to think for yourself and act like a normal human being. Jim McMahon even said the chickies he was with were able to keep their mouths shut.

  16. brianash89 says: Sep 19, 2013 3:07 PM

    You say we should act like normal human beings. My interpretation of that is that you’re saying we should act like everyone else does because it is normal. It sounds like YOU are the one who can’t think for himself.

    Most BYU students choose to live by certain standards because they believe it will improve the quality of their lives. I don’t judge anyone for sipping some coffee, and I hope no one judges me for choosing not to. You speak of thinking for ones self, yet you seem more close-minded than most BYU students I have had contact with.

  17. packerbadger says: Sep 19, 2013 3:27 PM

    Hey brainwash! Have you found atheism yet? Let me tell you about it and how wonderful it is and how much better our values are than yours; and allow me to force my “religion” down your throat. You just judged me in stating: “It sounds like YOU are the one who can’t think for himself”. Your great book of hipocrisy says that you shouldn’t judge and that you’re going to hell now. Sorry, I normally don’t pick on unarmed individuals, but I just couldn’t help myself on this. Have a day! Have a beer….you’ll like it….guaranteed! :)

  18. packerbadger says: Sep 19, 2013 3:48 PM

    mydixienormus says:Sep 17, 2013 6:14 PM

    Ah yes, the “prophet”. It really should be the “profit” as the church is really about the money…
    Yeah, like Mitt Romney! The guy literally owns a SLAVE labor shop in China! He even admitted it on the 47% video. Tells how great it is for 12 girls to sleep in bunks in a closet sized “room”. Isn’t Jeff Jacobs one of you guys? I personally wouldn’t want more than 3 really hot wives. I always love a foursome…esp on Sundays! 😀

  19. brianash89 says: Sep 19, 2013 3:57 PM

    I’m just pointing to the inconsistency in saying that BYU students are incapable of thinking for themselves, while also saying that we should act like everyone else because it is the “normal” thing to do.

    You’re also telling me I shouldn’t judge the merits of your comments, yet you are taking time out of your day to insult someone else’s religion.

    I wonder which “book of hypocrisy” you have been reading out of.

  20. brianash89 says: Sep 19, 2013 4:07 PM

    Without engaging in politics, I will just say that we don’t aspire to be like Mitt Romney. We aspire to be like Jesus Christ. It is a lofty goal that we fall short of – but the cause is still noble.

    I know in response you will try to point out all of the ways that we as a people sometimes fall short, or misquote our leaders to elaborate on doctrines that don’t really exist, or paint our history in a fictional/negative light – but it doesn’t really matter. You can’t change history, and you won’t change the future of our church either.

  21. packerbadger says: Sep 19, 2013 5:24 PM

    I wonder which “book of hypocrisy” you have been reading out of.
    I don’t need/have a book; therefore there is no hypocrisy.

    Jesus’ book also says its good to own slaves. Do you own slaves? Don’t believe me, google it. Because of your history, people are leaving churches in droves and in my opinion christianity will go the way of the Greek gods within 100 years or so. People are getting more educated and don’t have the need to believe in imaginary beings anymore. Have a day!

  22. mvasmatters says: Sep 24, 2013 12:39 PM

    I’m LDS and I’ll just be straight up with you. Shut your fuckin piece of shit atheist ass up and focus on making more cheese.

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