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Y. officials investigate allegations of assault

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PROVO — BYU officials are looking into a report that two football players were involved in an honor code violation, according to university spokesman Carri Jenkins.

"We are aware of a reported matter. We are reviewing the situation," Jenkins confirmed Thursday.

No details or names have surfaced publicly in connection with the report. A rumor of a fight involving a player did surface on campus more than a week ago. A check by the Deseret Morning News of court filings in Salt Lake and Utah counties did not reveal charges connected to a player named privately in rumors of the incident.

Football sports information director Jeff Reynolds confirmed on Thursday he has received inquiries from media outlets about an incident with a player but referred media and the matter to Jenkins.

On Tuesday, a caller to the Deseret Morning News reported a football player or players allegedly broke into the apartment of a track athlete who was then assaulted. That same day, head track coach Mark Robison told the Deseret Morning News he had heard of no such incident involving any of his athletes.

Another source at the university said two football players, a one-time offensive starter and a reserve offensive player were involved in a altercation that could lead to charges or serious problems with the honor code committee.