Utah WR Kenric Young cited for assault at pool party

The Utah Utes are looking to compete for the PAC-12 championship going into the 2016 season. However, they may have to deal with some off-field issues first after wide receiver Kenric Young was cited for assault at a party on Monday.

KSL.com reported that Young allegedly punched another individual several times at the pool party after throwing his beer in the person’s face. He was reportedly asked to pull up his pants and began yelling obscenities.

Police responded to the situation and issued citations to two people, one being Young. The other was a woman and was for disorderly conduct, but there was no indication that she was an athlete.

“We did have an altercation that turned physical, so our officers responded and they did issue two citations,” assistant chief of police Troy Johnson said.

Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham addressed the situation and said that the school would be investigating it. He said that they will cooperate with the police on the matter.

“When we learned of the accusations against Kenric Young we contacted University of Utah Police Chief Dale Brophy and asked if he could obtain more information from the North Salt Lake police on what happened,” Whittingham said. “We will cooperate fully with any police investigation and once we learn the facts, we will take any appropriate disciplinary measures.”

Kenric Young played a minimal role for the Utes last year. He only played in two games and caught three passes for 17 yards.

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