Music City Bowl Refs Received Threats from Kentucky Fans

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Two controversial calls in the Music City Bowl incited rage across the Big Blue Nation.  A few fans took it too far. ESPN's Kyle Bonagura reports Pac-12 official Chris Coyte and his crew have been harassed by Kentucky fans since the December 29 loss to Northwestern in Nashville.

In the days following the game, Coyte received a barrage of threatening calls to his cell and office phones, sources said, as did the commercial real estate association he belongs to.

Benny Snell's ejection and the missed late hit on Stephen Johnson were not great calls.  That does not matter; you should never, under any circumstances, harass or threaten an official.  This behavior is unacceptable and tarnishes the reputation of Kentucky fans everywhere. [ESPN]  

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2021-09-22