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

Published: Monday, Aug. 6 2012 5:00 p.m. MDT

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Silent Lurker
Cottonwood Heights, UT

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

Cache county, USA

Track record is spotty.

Cedar Hills, UT

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??

Otis Spurlock
Ogden, UT

Go Cougars!!!

Floyd Johnson
Broken Arrow, OK

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.

Far East USA, SC

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?

gilbert, AZ

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.

West Jordan, Utah

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.

gilbert, AZ

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.

durwood kirby
South Jordan, UT

Free gas? Right! Good one!

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