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Report: BYU linebacker Spencer Hadley’s five-game honor code suspension is for partying in Las Vegas

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Spencer Hadley makes a tackle against Notre Dame in 2012 (Getty Images)

On Tuesday, BYU announced that linebacker Spencer Hadley would be suspended five games for an honor code violation. And, as per school protocol, it would not reveal what the honor code violation was.

Now, per the Salt Lake Tribune, emails may uncover the reason why. And a Utah fan might be the one who turned him in.

That'll add some jalapenos to an already spicy rivalry that renews Saturday night. Yes, that means the first game Hadley misses is against Utah.

Through an open records request, the Salt Lake Tribune obtained emails containing a photo from Utah fan allegedly showing Hadley partying at a Las Vegas club sent to the University of Utah compliance office. Minutes later, Utah's compliance office forwarded the email to BYU.

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The paper did not publish the photo as it couldn't verify its authenticity.

From the Salt Lake Tribune:

A source with close ties to the program also said Hadley had been suspended after clubbing in Las Vegas.

Documents obtained from the U. show that a person calling himself "Darren Lucy" and a "die hard Utah Utes fan" e-mailed the photo to Utah’s compliance office, at 2:16 p.m. Monday.

The U.’s compliance office forwarded the photo/e-mail — which also alleged potential NCAA violations — to BYU Director of Compliance Chad Gwilliam 12 minutes later.

In 2011, BYU basketball player Brandon Davies was suspended because of an honor code violation for having sex with his girlfriend. BYU's honor code includes requirements to "live a chaste and virtuous life" and "abstain from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee, and substance abuse" amongst other things.

Hadley has 12 tackles through two games for BYU.

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