Monday, August 20, 2007

BYU in the news (of the weird)

Not much news coming out of Utah makes it into our local newspapers here in Texas (Utah is, after all, one of the nugatory states). So, when you see something - you know it must be really important.

Friday, August 17th, "News of the Weird"
A star athlete at Brigham Young University was arrested in Provo, Utah, in June after police saw him angrily dueling with a street cleaner using the man's mops. The cleaner had crossed a street slowly, provoking driver Kyle Perry to leap from his car, grab a mop and swing it at the cleaner, who parried the attack with another mop.

All of you BYU alumni must be feeling mighty proud right now - BYU star athlete, Kyle Perry, in the national news. I'm sure this little incident won't come back to haunt him if he makes it to the 2008 Olympics.

Note: Further research into this incident found that all charges against Kyle Perry were dismissed as requested by the alledged victim because he didn't want to ruin anyone's life. (hmmm, or was it "because they wrote me a big check!"?). In any case, this conclusion to the story was not included in the Texas newspaper account.


Kengo Biddles said...

OI VAY. Yet another sports embarrassment.

drex said...

I don't call that embarrassment - I call that hilarity on a stick. Or mop.