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Ex-BYU player Reno Mahe pleads no contest to stealing gas

Former NFL player says he did nothing illegal, pleading guilty 'would be a lie'

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  • durwood kirby South Jordan, UT
    Aug. 9, 2012 6:48 a.m.

    Free gas? Right! Good one!

  • kaspercasey gilbert, AZ
    Aug. 7, 2012 2:33 p.m.

    I'm pretty sure that if he did that while going to the University of Utah, he would have gotten a maximum of a three games suspension.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Aug. 7, 2012 1:26 p.m.

    I don't know. Isn't it common sense that no company would give free gas to friends and contacts of an employee? Seriously, 19 people said they could testify they were offered free gas. How many more are there that have their lips sealed?

    Pleading no contest doesn't take away poor judgment from Mahe.

  • kaspercasey gilbert, AZ
    Aug. 7, 2012 1:05 p.m.

    I think Mahe is a good guy overall but sometimes may fall into that "act first think later" mode of thinking. Like when he first committed to play for the Utes and then his later his mother told him that he was going to go commit to play for BYU. He wasn't really thinking there in the first place either. He's made mistakes but it's not the crime of the century either.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Aug. 7, 2012 6:18 a.m.

    I knew we could agree on something eventually, patriot.

    Floyd, get real.

    If you see someone selling 50" brand new flat screen TV's in a parking lot for $100, would you buy one?

    "based on his arrangement with his employer, the fuel was free."

    Don't know about you, but if I filled up, I am pretty sure I would know that I was doing something wrong.

    Wouldn't you?

  • Floyd Johnson Broken Arrow, OK
    Aug. 6, 2012 11:06 p.m.

    Yes Patriot, you are missing something. Reno did not independently hack a computer system. Another individual committed that crime and advised Reno that, based on his arrangement with his employer, the fuel was free. This falls into the same category as wearing a stolen watch that someone gave to you. Reno recognizes that he was a poor choice of character, but his actions involved neither malicious nor criminal intent. Reno's "no contest" claim is reasonable. It allows him to reimburse the party that he unintentionally harmed. This situation has been an obstacle and an embarrassment to Reno and his family. If I were in this situation, I would jump at the opportunity to walk away from a mess like this for just $3,000.

  • Otis Spurlock Ogden, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 10:33 p.m.

    Go Cougars!!!

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 7:40 p.m.

    not sure what is unclear about stealing gas. Either you did you didn't. Obviously the construction company was not giving Mahe the gas for free so that means he stole it. Am I missing something??

  • Tiger5 Cache county, USA
    Aug. 6, 2012 6:27 p.m.

    Track record is spotty.

  • Silent Lurker Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 6:26 p.m.

    This just proves the old saying "if something appears to be to good to be true, it probably isn't".