Utah senior wide receiver Cory Butler-Byrd has been charged with criminal mischief, a class A misdemeanor, first reported by Kyle Goon along with Matthew Piper of the Salt Lake Tribune. This charge could carry a jail sentence of up to one year. Butler-Byrd was previously indefinitely suspended by Utah football head coach Kyle Whittingham for "personal issues." Prior to his suspension, Butler-Byrd was expected to compete for a starting role at slot receiver and kickoff returner.
According to Goon, the following events transpired leading to Butler-Byrd’s arrest. Butler-Byrd damaged the roof and shattered the back windo of a University Police car and threw a piece of wood through a police station window, shattering it. Butler-Byrd reportedly admitted to causing all of this damage, the cost of which is expected to exceed $500. He will appear in court on Sept. 13.
We will continue to keep you updated on this story if any new developments come to light.