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Photos show bad behavior at Utah-BYU game

By Sam Penrod | Posted - Nov. 30, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.



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UTAH COUNTY -- Monday brought new allegations of bad behavior following Saturday's Utah-BYU game. Photos have emerged of a scuffle, which appears to show the wife of University of Utah Head Coach Kyle Whittingham caught in the middle.

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The University of Utah football organization says Coach Whittingham has no comment on what happened, but BYU police report an altercation at the end of the game between someone on the University of Utah sideline and a BYU fan, which resulted in two separate complaints filed with police.

Jamie Whittingham and daughter Kylie watch as BYU Cougars and Utah Utes fans tangle after BYU's 26-23 overtime victory at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Whittingham is the wife of Utah coach Kyle Whittingham (not pictured). Courtesy Douglas C. Pizac-US PRESSWIRE
Jamie Whittingham and daughter Kylie watch as BYU Cougars and Utah Utes fans tangle after BYU's 26-23 overtime victory at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Whittingham is the wife of Utah coach Kyle Whittingham (not pictured). Courtesy Douglas C. Pizac-US PRESSWIRE

At the end of the thrilling overtime rivalry game between BYU and the University of Utah, excitement from Cougar fans and frustration from Ute fans got ugly, and Jamie Whittingham, the wife of University of Utah Coach Kyle Whittingham, appears to have been in the wrong place at the wrong time.'

As the stadium erupted after BYU's overtime win, photos taken by a freelance photographer, who was working the game, show the skirmish. Monday, BYU police described it as an altercation, which was the result of a BYU fan taking a picture with a cell phone and someone on the University of Utah sideline who told him to stop, grabbed the phone and threw it onto the field.

Whittingham's wife and daughter were nearby, but police say they never received a formal complaint from them; but the two other complaints will be investigated and forwarded onto to prosecutors for possible charges.

BYU says it had extra event staff on duty at the end of the game, and the University of Utah Police had nine officers to protect the University of Utah football team, cheerleaders and band.

E-mail: spenrod@ksl.com

Sam Penrod

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