Kentucky fans allegedly sent numerous threats to Cotye's cell and office phones, and to his commercial real estate association.
Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart was very critical of Cotye and his crew in a letter to the Pac-12's vice president of officials sent in early January, questioning Snell's ejection and the handling of an injury to quarterback Stephen Johnson.
The Pac-12 supported Cotye's decision to boot Snell from the game afterward.
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