Summarized by Kent Larsen
BYU FB Player Will Miss Season
Associated Press 5Jun00 S2
PROVO, Utah -- BYU football player Jernaro Gilford has been accused
of stealing athletic clothing and equipment from the school and will
sit out next season as a result. The school resolved the honor code
violation by allowing Gilford to continue as a student, but use the
2000 season as a redshirt year.
"He is on track to return for fall semester as a student," BYU
spokeswoman Carri Jenkins said Monday. "But he won't be able to
practice or play with the team until spring 2001."
Gilford was charged with burglary, third-degree felony and theft on
May 16. He is scheduled to appear in court on July 18th to face the
charges, which involve less than $300 worth of clothing and
equipment. The maximum penalty for the charges is up to five years in
According to BYU Police Lt. Greg Barber, Gilford and a friend sneaked
into the locked athletic supply room in the Smith Fieldhouse through
a clothing chute.
Gilford was expected to start at cornerback this fall.