PROVO, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - The big BYU-Utah football game is this Saturday, but it looks like the BYU will be playing without one of it's senior players. Tuesday the University suspended linebacker Spencer Hadley.
"The University made a determination that there was a violation of the Honor Code," said Carri Jenkins, BYU Spokesperson.
Among other things BYU's Honor Code requires students to be honest and refrain from drugs and sex. BYU spokesperson Carri Jenkins won't say what Hadley did, but said the University is suspending Hadley for five games, and beyond that Head Coach Bronco Mendenhall is suspending him indefinitely.
"Bronco had made the decision there was a violation of team rules," Jenkins said.
A fellow BYU student who grew up near Hadley's hometown said he's shocked to hear Hadley has an issue keeping team and university rules.
"From what I know of Spencer he's a super respectable kid, a kind of kid that would say he's going to do something, he's going to do it," said Jackson Ostler, BYU student.
As a senior starter on the team, Hadley's departure couldn't come at worst time for Cougar football fans.
"That's not good at all," said Kai Whitaker, BYU student.
"It just happened to be before the Utah game, the biggest game for any student, or BYU fan," said Chad Hilyard, BYU student.
Hadley is out for at least for the next 5 games. If Coach Mendenhall doesn't lengthen his suspension any longer, that means the first time Hadley might return to the field would be against Boise State on Oct. 25th. At this point Hadley is still considered a student, and is currently working with the Dean of Students.
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