A projected BYU football starter has been charged with two misdemeanor accounts in connection with a disputed parking spot incident in July.
Michael Davis, a junior from Glendale, California, parked his car in another individual’s parking spot at Old Mill Apartments on July 29 in Provo.
A towing company had been called to remove the car. A confrontation occurred when Davis and two friends approached the individual and the tow truck driver over the parking spot.
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, the individual had “visible injuries on his neck” but medical attention was not needed.
“We are aware of the citation, and it has been addressed by the university,” said BYU football spokesman Brett Pyne.
A court date has been set for Oct. 1, after Davis pleaded not guilty to charges.
While the alleged confrontation occurred back in July, the charges became of public interest the week leading up to the Cougar’s home opener.
The BYU Cougars play the Nebraska Cornhuskers Saturday and while Davis’ status on the football roster has not been released to the public, Deseret News reported that Davis is still listed as a starter for the game. BYU football coach, Bronco Mendenhall, isn’t addressing the media about the incident until after the game.
Five players from the Nebraska team were also suspended from the upcoming Saturday game.