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QB signee who beat-down HS baseball coach has Utah scholly suspended

Way back in late February, Utah signee Tyler Shreve was kicked off his high school baseball team for, among other things, being disrespectful to his coaches.

So, in a meeting to discuss disrespecting coaches, what does Shreve do? He physically assaults the head coach, of course. In front of his parents and the school’s principal, no less.

Obviously, he was expelled from school and was charged with misdemeanor battery of a school official. At the time, Shreve seemed confident that his standing with the Utah football program was on solid ground.

“When it all happened I was just going off pure emotion because something like this has never happened to me before,” Shreve said. “Everything’s still on track right now. Utah’s been there for me. They’ve helped me throughout this whole thing. "[Whittingham] made some other phone calls to make sure what I told him was true and it was true. They’ve totally stood by me and had my back.”

Young Mr. Shreve, consider your back totally not had by the Utah football program. At least for now

According to a release issued by the school, Shreve’s scholarship has been indefinitely suspended and his status with the team will be reevaluated in January of 2011.

“Tyler will not be a member of our football team this fall,” head coach Kyle Whittingham said in a statement he penned while covered head to toe in body armor and surrounded by a moat just in case Shreve was in the area*. “We have laid out specific guidelines and expectations that Tyler will need to follow in order for him to receive reconsideration to join our program in January.”

Shreve was a part of a 2010 recruiting class for Whittingham that was rated by many as the best in the Mountain West. As an individual, Shreve was a three-star recruit rated as the No. 20 pro-style QB in the country.

(* No, not really. We think.)