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Former BYU football players, others sued

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  • Eliot Santaquin, UT
    Nov. 13, 2010 8:31 p.m.

    Reno Mahe is a wonderful representative of BYU. He is a good man with integrity and heart.

  • The Truth Serum Bluffdale, UT
    Nov. 13, 2010 3:23 p.m.

    I'm not saying reno isn't a good friend and you're right the friend should have told him the truth. I am saying that he just could have used some PR and legal advice on how to handle it before he answered. That's all. I'm sure he regrets going into detail but I'm sure he doesn't regret telling the truth which was the right thing to do.

  • Ogdenite Lincoln, NE
    Nov. 13, 2010 2:31 p.m.

    I think Mahe's quote sums it up nicely:

    "I thought you were allowed to do it," he said. "I didn't steal no gas. I don't need gas."

    Notice the fine grammar here. And this guy went to BYU? This guy got into BYU? What exactly are they teaching there? What a fine representative for the school, gasoline theft aside.

  • Duh west jordan, ut
    Nov. 13, 2010 12:01 p.m.

    @ the truth serum.....his friend should have told him the truth. Reno knows it was wrong and will correct what he has done. This is a civil suit trying to collect back the money, not a criminal suit. Everyone already knows the young man did it.

  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    Nov. 13, 2010 10:45 a.m.

    If it sounds too good to be true...

    Walk away, something is wrong.

  • The Truth Serum Bluffdale, UT
    Nov. 13, 2010 10:01 a.m.

    Those friends are lucky reno is involved or this would not be a civil suit but a criminal investigation with criminal charges. The company knows reno has money to pay the bill so they are going this route rather than not getting paid and pressing charges. Reno is a good friend but he may have hurt his friend by going through the details with this reporter. He could have said "I am mortified to find this out and I will contact a lawyer and give a statement when the time is appropriate". Instead he actually threw his buddy under the bus and gave the otherside all the info they needed.

  • BleedCougarBlue Enid, OK
    Nov. 13, 2010 9:47 a.m.

    Hey Deseret News posting police!.....how is the 3:35 comment from "BobbyW" not "offensive"?

    He calls "all" former BYU players "goofy", "crazy" and "weirdos".

    In no way does that comply with your own posting policy of fostering civil discourse.

    Either delete it immediately or post my comment explaining why you're ignoring your own posting standards.

  • Arizona Coug Queen Creek, Arizona
    Nov. 13, 2010 9:43 a.m.

    "Much to do about nothing" unless of course you are A-Core and had $56,000 in gas stolen from you. Stories on civil suits appear every day in every newspaper across the country.

  • Springvillepoet Springville, UT
    Nov. 13, 2010 7:52 a.m.

    @RBN:

    There is an acceptable difference between the written word and regional or colloquial use of the language. Why don't you go study some more for the Grammar Detective Exam coming up next week.

  • UtahRoper Wellsville, UT
    Nov. 12, 2010 9:11 p.m.

    "Much to do about nothing"

  • He-Man Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 12, 2010 7:51 p.m.

    That is a ton of gas. What were they driving Hummers?

  • samoanupnorth Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 12, 2010 6:08 p.m.

    Somethin is smells funny.
    Didn't anyone actually confront the guy with the card and say, dude where is all this gas goin? Or just turn off the card? Why is there are 4 year audit cycle for gas at A-Core? 2006 to 2010 is a very long time to let something like that go on in a company.

  • dumprake Toquerville, UT
    Nov. 12, 2010 5:27 p.m.

    Do the math, that's 10 gallons per day, per person involved--that's highly unlikely. Nobody can steal that much gas for that long of a period, and nobody knows about it. Somethings fishy with this story.

  • Big Hapa Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 12, 2010 5:26 p.m.

    Well if you have reservations and it just does not appear to be on the up and up so to speak, then do not do it.

    Life 101 begins today.

  • RBN Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 12, 2010 5:21 p.m.

    I get tired of newspapers not reporting news but merely trying to sell advertisements. It's a civil lawsuit for crying out loud. This sort of story shouldn't be in the paper whether it's an ex-Cougar player or an ex-Ute player.

    That being said, did Reno take any English classes during his college experience?

  • So. Cal Reader Escondido, CA
    Nov. 12, 2010 5:15 p.m.

    Come on, Mahe. If it quacks like a duck, and it smells like a duck-- guess what, it's a duck! "Are you sure this is OK?" I guess there really is a sucker born every minute!!

  • JP Chandler, AZ
    Nov. 12, 2010 4:54 p.m.

    Loved Reno's responses. Great player, loyal friend, and a good man.

  • rogerdpack Orem, UT
    Nov. 12, 2010 4:41 p.m.

    wow Reno is actually pretty cool about it.

  • owlmaster2 Kaysville, UT
    Nov. 12, 2010 4:39 p.m.

    Appears to me that Mr Evers wanted to impress the big boys on campus.... wonder if they are impressed now???

  • Bronco Fan Magna, UT
    Nov. 12, 2010 4:33 p.m.

    This would not be news if a YEWT did it. They have to do much more to make the fish wrap.

  • BobbyW South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 12, 2010 3:35 p.m.

    all those crazy ex-BYU players alway goofin around and gettin caught. Bunch of goofy weirdos.

  • LivinLarge Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 12, 2010 3:21 p.m.

    I guess PT Barnum was correct...there is a sucker born every minute. Of course ignorance nor stupidity are excuses for breaking the law.