Former BYU star quarterback Max Hall was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of cocaine possession and shoplifting in Gilbert, Arizona.
The news of the arrest stunned many BYU fans and even trended on Twitter worldwide after breaking out on Tuesday. Hall, who led the Cougars to 32 wins and threw for 11,365 yard and 94 touchdowns from 2007 until 2009, was not only one of the better quarterbacks in BYU history, but a fan favorite too. Many of those fans jumped to Twitter to react:
Hall's reign at BYU didn't come without controversy either. The quarterback alienated Utah fans further by claiming he hated almost everything about the university in 2009, after leading the Cougars to a victory in the rivalry between the two schools.
"I think the whole university, their fans and their organization is classless," Hall said after leading BYU to a victory over the Utes in that game. However, many of Utah's fans took the high road Tuesday as they rushed to Twitter after the story broke:
Some of Hall's former coaches have weighed in as well:
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However, outspoken former BYU and NFL linebacker Derik Stevenson has provided possibly the best insight to life from a former football player and the struggles that come after football: