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Utah suspends receiver Cory Butler-Byrd ahead of fall camp

(Laura Seitz, Deseret News)



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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham announced Thursday morning that receiver Cory Butler-Byrd has been suspended indefinitely.

Whittingham said Butler-Byrd is "dealing with personal issues and has been suspended from our team indefinitely,” Whittingham said.

Butler-Byrd will remain on scholarship during the suspension, but will not be participating in team activities. The reason for Butler-Byrd's suspension was not immediately known.

Butler-Byrd was expected to be a starter at the slot receiver position after spending his junior season almost exclusively on defense. Butler-Byrd's only reception last season was a 54-yard touchdown reception against Cal.

Josh Furlong

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