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Published: Wednesday, March 13 2013 4:25 p.m. MDT

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Rock Springs, WY

Wow DN beats yahoo to a story but then its an aggie not a ute.

Salt Lake City, UT

Utes may have caught a break if this kid gets suspended for the first game. Either way it will be a great opener.

Sugar City, ID

Coaches, athletic directors, fans, players--Where in the world is the character that sports is supposed to develop? Where is the good sportsmanship? Athletics is a cesspool of corruption.

Cache county, USA

Forget the arrest, that mullet rocks brother!

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BYU Track Star
Los Angeles, CA

Hey Jake,

as a fellow M.E. I painfully know how difficult your undergrad class work is. Plus doing Sports and doing Sports well too !!. Dude, let this be a learning experience. Take your licks and move on. My long view of this is in 10-15 years your Engineering department co-workers will be calling you "boss". There is a big world out there outside of Utah. and Engineers change the world in little steps. Don't believe me? Are you reading this on an IPAD? IPADs didn't exist 5 years ago. English Majors didn't design these things ENGINEERS DID !!!

Looking at it from here
Mt pleasant, UTAH (UT)

Normally I would say kick him off the team. However, perhaps there should be a little leniency for youtful folly at spring break.

Beverly Hills, CA

All I have to say is...Nice mullet, glorious. Stay out of jail next time dude.

Farmington, UT

Overcome with foolishness while with young women.....a recipie for problems when using alcohol.

Cache county, USA

As a fellow Aggie, I had my share of fire water. We're there underage students there, sure. We learn from the biggest lumps on our heads. So tighten up on the loose ends, and enjoy your time. Great school, great valley. Remember a moments bad judgement, can create a lifetime of pain.

Cedar City, Utah


Would that be were and not we're? Learn to catch that. And this kid did something stupid and nees to pay the price.

Murray, UT

C'mon people... Like this haas NEVER happened before? A 21 yr old guy buys a cold case for a group of friends and a couple of these drinks are consumed by some 19-20 year old girls??? Why isn't it the girls' responsiblity to NOT have any? Doubtful they were held down and forced to drink.

This wouldn't EVER even be reported in the St. George Greensheet if this kid wasn't a Football player. I have a lot more respect for his being on the honor roll.... and in that subject... not exactly sociology or communications.... than anything else in this article.

The double standard continues... Go ahead kids, and go and party on Spring Break like thousands/millions(?) of others...

Just don't do it in Utah, and don't be on a Football team anywhere

Ifel Of'a-sofa
Alpine, Utah

At least he stepped up and took full resposibility for it. It doesn't excuse what he did though.

Spring Break and college kids usually equal booze.

Too bad the 2 girls don't have more accountability in this situation.

SLC Guy was right, had he not been a football player, we would not be reading about this, and he may have not even been arrested.

I doubt they were the only 2 underage kids drinking down in St George.

Cache county, USA

I've never heard of the word nees.

West Jordan, UT

For a WAC Academic AA, in engineering no less, remind me never to step on a platform this pencil sharpner designs. Seems the standards at USU are a bit weak.

Salt Lake City, UT

Seems that someone forgot to tell him that while benefiting from a state funded scholarship he represents his school and the state of Utah, both on and off the field.


I know this is a little off topic, but I still don't understand why the drinking age is 21 and not 18. At 18 you can join the military and die for your country. You can vote, sign a contract, be prosecuted as an adult, go off to college and be relatively considered "of age" except you can't buy a beer. Either raise the age to 21 for these other activities, or lower the drinking age to 18. I'm old enough (43) to remember when the age was 18. And BTW, I don't drink.

South Jordan, UT

I didn't read the article, but getting arrested by the fashion police isn't a real crime, although maybe it should be.

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Obama10: "...I still don't understand why the drinking age is 21 and not 18."

Because a higher minimum legal drinking age is effective in preventing alcohol-related deaths and injuries among youth (think traffic accidents). When the legal drinking age has been lowered, injury and death rates have increased, and when the drinking age is increased, death and injury rates decline.


@blueNtheface I understand that is the argument. So my point is, if we are "graduating adulthood" maybe we should "graduate" other aspects also. In the military, an 18 year old has access to automatic weapons and machinery worth millions of dollars. Should they have this access? Were they truly "adult" enough to be informed about enlisting, or worse yet, drafted? An 18 year old can vote. Are they really old enough to make an informed vote? Are they truly capable of signing a contract, rental agreement, or apply for a credit card and know the consequences? If they are not responsible enough to drink, then maybe we should say they are not responsible enough for these other "adult" responsibilities. Obviously the LDS church feels they're responsible enough to send them around the world to be ambassadors for the church? I just think it is hypocritical. And I still would like to see studies where the lower drinking age causes an increase in alcohol-related injuries because no state has had a drinking age of 18 since the late '80s when the Federal government tied highway funds to states to strong-arm them into raising the age limit.

BYU Track Star
Los Angeles, CA

Hey Jake,

Sandhollow reservoir, the scene of your legal mishap, was recently built and came on-line in about 2000. Washington county water agency wants to run a pipeline from Powell to Sandhollow to supply water to the residents of St. George and its surburbs. On paper that project is suppose to be done in 2020. Civil Engineers designed and oversaw constuction of the dam. Mechanical ENGINEERS will design the Hydroelectric plants along the pipeline. When you get to Europe eventually, keep your eye peeled for the old Roman Aqueducts although 2,000 years old some reaches of the old canals still work.

Focus on that Engineering Degree and don't look back from this kertuffle.

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