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Cory Butler-Byrd Facing Charges For Damaging Police Car, Building

Suspended Utah senior wide receiver Cory Butler-Byrd is facing a charge of criminal mischief.

SALT LAKE CITY—As reported first by Kyle Goon and Matthew Piper of the Salt Lake Tribune, suspended Utah senior wide receiver Cory Butler-Byrd is facing a charge of criminal mischief after allegedly damaging a University of Utah police car and patrol building, according to court documents filed in the Utah Third District Court.

Damage estimations for the alleged incident exceed $500, equalling a Class A misdemeanor, carrying a maximum of one year in jail, according to Utah State Code.  Butler-Byrd was released afterward by police.

Butler-Byrd was suspended indefinitely last week for “personal issues,” as described by head coach Kyle Whittingham.  He caught one pass for a touchdown in 2015 in splitting time between wide receiver, cornerback, and kick returner.  He was expected to compete for a starting position for the Utes, now full-time at receiver.


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