Apparently by Sunday evening the pressure on BYU Quarterback Max Hall became unbearable and he issued an apology for hating the University of Utah.

In a statement written by Hall and distributed through BYU’s sports information department, Hall said he made the remarks because of how members of his family were treated at Rice-Eccles Stadium in last year’s BYU-Utah game.

“I want to take the opportunity to clarify and apologize for a few of my remarks after the game yesterday. Last year at RES my family was spit on, had beer dumped on them, and were physically assaulted on several occasions. They had to endure extremely vile comments personally attacking my wife, my mother, other family members, and our religion. They had to be escorted to their car by local police.

As a result of what happened to my family last year this rivalry became personal, and in the heat of the moment yesterday I made comments toward the entire university that were really directed specifically at those fans in RES. It was not intended to be directed at the entire organization and all of their fans and I apologize that it came out that way.

I have the upmost

[sic] respect for Kyle Whittingham, his coaching staff, and the Utah football players. I apologize to them and other members of the university for my comments. I’m also sorry if my comments took anything away from my teammates and coaches and our victory Saturday. The BYU-Utah game is a great rivalry, but no one should be treated the way my family was last year. I’m hoping that BYU and Utah fans can take steps to prevent future incidents at the game.” Max Hall

Who do you think made him apologize? Bronco Mendenhall, Hall’s Agent, Hall’s PR man who?

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