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Boise State cornerback suspended indefinitely from team activities

Boise State cornerback Michael Young
Boise State cornerback Michael Young Boise State University

Following an arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence early Sept. 24, Boise State junior cornerback Michael Young has been suspended indefinitely from team activities, coach Bryan Harsin said Monday.

Young’s blood alcohol content was .142/.138 in a field test. The legal limit in Idaho is 0.08.

“As far as Mike, right now, he’s not with us with any team activities,” Harsin said. “... We’re handling all that stuff internally.”

Young joined the team in January as a transfer from Dodge City (Kan.) Community College. He has played in the Broncos’ last three games as a backup cornerback, making four tackles. He was not allowed to play in the season opener Sept. 2. Young was not in pads, and Harsin said after the game that he was not hurt.

With Young out, he is no longer on the team’s depth chart. Redshirt freshmen Avery Williams and Jalen Walker are listed as backups behind starters Tyler Horton and Reid Harrison-Ducros. Walker has yet to make a tackle, while Williams saw his most extensive action on defense Sept. 22 against Virginia. He has four tackles on the year, including two against the Cavaliers.

“Trying to build depth there,” defensive coordinator Andy Avalos said. “... Avery’s done a pretty good job for us, all those guys have had a really good week in fixing some of the technical and fundamental things we needed to clean up from the previous game.”

Boise State (2-2) travels to BYU (1-4) for an 8:15 p.m. Friday kick on ESPN.

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