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PROVO, Utah (April 16, 2007) -- BYU head football coach Bronco Mendenhall today announced individual penalties for two players recently suspended for a violation of team rules.
Mendenhall said inside linebacker Terrance Hooks will be suspended for the Cougars' season-opener against Arizona and will be required to participate in community service. Tight end Vic So'oto will also be required to participate in community service, but will not be withheld from competition. Mendenhall added that both players are eligible to rejoin the team as soon as off-season workouts resume in two weeks.
"Both Vic and Terrance are tremendous young men, and I am looking forward to having them rejoin the team," Mendenhall said. "I appreciate the way they have handled this situation. We have set a high expectation, in terms of behavior, for the members of this football team. We expect them to maintain those standards both on and off the field. I am confident a valuable lesson has been learned and we're anxious to move forward."
Mendenhall added that both players will be required to make restitution for property damage incurred during the incident.