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(Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah quarterback Travis Wilson talks to members of the media after a practice at the field west of the Spence & Cleone Eccles Football Center Wednesday March 26, 2014.
Utah quarterback Travis Wilson cited for alcohol at concert
College football » Whittingham says situation will be handled internally, discipline may be forthcoming.
First Published Jul 26 2014 11:01 am • Last Updated Jul 28 2014 11:29 am

The leading candidate to start at quarterback for Utah’s football team this fall, Travis Wilson was cited for possession and consumption of alcohol by a minor while at a Tim McGraw concert at USANA Amphitheatre on Friday night.

A statement from the Department of Public Safety/Utah Highway Patrol said that Wilson was cited into West Valley Justice Court and released at the scene.

The 20-year-old junior last threw for 1,827 yards 16 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in a season cut short by the discovery of an intracranial artery condition after a concussion against Arizona State.

"We are still in the process of gathering information on the incident," said head coach Kyle Whittingham in a statement. "Once we have all the facts, we will handle the situation internally and determine any disciplinary action that should be taken."

Wilson was expected to be pushed for the starting job this fall by incoming Oklahoma transfer Kendal Thompson.

He recently obtained doctors’ OK to return to full contact, about which Whittingham then said "It was a boost for our team. Travis is very popular on this team, and we’re a better team with him on the team."

In the past week the handleless Wilson has also been very popular on Twitter, for his musculature:

And for a Ute-themed dye job:

The Tribune will update this story as more information becomes available.

mpiper@sltrib.com

Twitter: @matthew_piper




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