BYU linebacker Spencer Hadley given five-game suspension

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BYU’s linebacker Spencer Hadley has been suspended for five games for breaking team rules.

“The university has determined that there was a violation of the honor codeĀ resulting in a five-game suspension, during which time Spencer will not represent the university,” said Carrie Jenkins, BYU spokesperson.

Hadley, a senior from Connel, Wash., has been playing for BYU since his freshman year. He has played in 39 games and recorded 125 tackles, 3.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and an interception.

Spencer Hadley celebrates a defensive play during last year's game against Notre Dame. Photo courtesy AP Photo.
Spencer Hadley celebrates a defensive play during last year’s game against Notre Dame. (Photo courtesy AP Photo)

Hadley started all 13 games as outside linebacker on last season’s third-ranked defense in the nation, finishing fifth on the team in total tackles. This year Hadley was named to the Butkus Award watch list, given to the nation’s best linebacker.

Tyler Beck, a senior, and/or Manoa Pikula, a sophomore, are expected to see time during this weekend’s game against Utah. The soonest Hadley could take the field is for the Boise State game.

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