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Utah State’s leading receiver one of two Aggies arrested

Bruce Natson

It has not been a good last couple of days for the Utah State receiving corps off the football field.

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, two members of the team are facing charges stemming from a pair of separate incidents this offseason.   The most recent of those involved wide receiver Ronald Butler, who was arrested Sunday and charged with suspicion of driving under the influence.

He was also arrested on another misdemeanor charge, improper lane usage.

The second incident actually occurred back in February, with fellow receiver Bruce “Jojo” Natson (pictured) charged in April with misdemeanor theft.  Natson was in court Monday to answer the charge, which stemmed from the player allegedly “taking money out of a bank account and improperly putting it into his own.” The amount of money involved was between $500 and $1,500 and was said to be “intended for a Utah State teammate,” the paper wrote.

USU officials have yet to address either player’s status with the team moving forward. If either or, especially, both miss any playing time, it would be a significant blow to the Aggies’ passing attack.

Natson led the team in catches with 59 while Butler was fourth with 24 catches for 346 yards and three touchdowns. Natson’s 395 yards receiving were good for third.

(Photo credit: Utah State athletics)

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4 Responses to “Utah State’s leading receiver one of two Aggies arrested”
  1. houndofthebaskervols says: Jul 16, 2014 9:25 PM

    Shame, I want these guys at full strength.

  2. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 16, 2014 9:28 PM

    Counter back to 0….

  3. ducksk says: Jul 16, 2014 10:15 PM

    Just another day in the life….

  4. dhardy8207 says: Jul 17, 2014 8:37 AM

    I’m starting to think ALL universities need to invest in taxi services or shuttles. That seems to be the only way that the “driving under the influence” charges are going away…

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