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Hadley admits to drinking in Sports Illustrated article

PROVO, Utah (ABC 4 Sports) - Suspended BYU linebacker Spencer Hadley admits to drinking alcohol in a story published by Sports Illustrated.
PROVO, Utah (ABC 4 Sports) - Suspended BYU linebacker Spencer Hadley admitted to drinking alcohol at a Las Vegas club in this article published on SI.com.

Hadley, who is 23 and is of legal drinking age, was suspended for five games last week before the rivalry game against Utah for violating the school's honor code. BYU has not officially said what exactly Hadley did to receive the suspension, but a picture of Hadley partying in Las Vegas was taken by a Utah fan and emailed to Utah's compliance officer, who the emailed it to BYU's compliance officer. Hadley was suspended the next day.

Apparently, the picture was taken during the summer.

In the article, Hadley went with the team to a local prison to speak to inmates in a substance abuse treatment program and after some encouragement from head coach Bronco Mendenhall, got up and spoke.

"I know who I am," Hadley said. "I know who you are. We're all children of a Heavenly Father. All of us in this room have made mistakes. Not one of us qualifies as being the vilest of sinners. Yet having made mistakes I know that we can change and we can come back and right the wrongs that we've done."

Mendenhall told SI.com, "Spencer has made some mistakes recently. He's going through a tough time. I'm not going to say anything more. I'll let him tell you the rest."



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