Football: BYU QB apologizes for calling rival Utah classless
PROVO, Utah (AP) – BYU quarterback Max Hall is apologizing for comments he made after the Cougars beat in-state rival Utah.
After BYU’s 26-23 overtime win on Saturday Hall called the University of Utah and its fans classless and said the school deserved to lose. He made the remarks in the midst of complaining about the way his family was treated by Utes fans at the 2008 game at Utah’s Rice-Eccles Stadium. Hall said fans dumped beer on his family and did a “whole bunch of nasty things.”
But on Sunday Hall issued a statement saying that in the heat of the moment he made comments about the entire university and all of its fans that were really directed at the fans from last year’s game.
He says in the statement that he has respect for Utah coach Kyle Whittingham, his staff and the team.