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Published: Thursday, June 12 2014 5:45 p.m. MDT

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Sweater In Rafters
Franklin, IN

oh no

Woodland Hills, UT

Uh-Oh, Ain't lookin good.

South Jordan, UT

This is very unfortunate. Too bad some don't see him as a human with human challenges. Hope Hudson and his family can get their lives back in order.

Sugar City, ID

Just another wonderful example of how playing football is a great character-building experience.

Big J
Bountiful, UT

This is very sad.

Kuna, ID

Pretty sad comments here. And I'm NO cougar fan. People, ALL people, have demons.

Sneaky Jimmy
Bay Area, CA

Sad story. Substance addictions never make for a quality life.

Salt Lake City, UT

Many of us are flawed and imperfect. We do our best to live standards that the world mocks. I find those that try and fail in need of support and compassion more than they need a jeering mob. He that is without sin might want to hold off on the rock throwing until they understand the trials and tribulations of another's life. I highly recommend "The fool's prayer" to some of the judgmental on this comment page. It's a short poem you can find on line.

Kaysville, UT

The title of the article makes it venom for anyone contrary against BYU and the Church in-turn. This man has problems and needs help . His wife and family especially needs help. The world is full of challenges. Yellow press should be reviewed in how articles are written and published. This is not about the blue and white, it is about a troubled man who has fallen into jail by his actions, not BYU's actions from over 30 years ago. A lot of water has gone under his bridge since then.

Compassion is what his family needs from friends, neighbors and family. Readers should not be put into a position to have a collegiate or religious comment board for his actions.

Hayden, ID

If an ex-Ute was arrested, would we even know about it?

Salt Lake City, UT

There but for the grace of God goes any former star athlete, from any college. We each have our own demons to battle. For some, their demon is to try and escape their "peanut gallery" judgmental attitude. Age and hardship will help them to do so. It has done so for me.


Prayers go out for Gordon, his wife, and family. Hope he can work through his problems. We all need love and support don't we?

Santa Monica, CA

I've found that making snarky comments over things like this doesn't make me feel any better about my life or myself. Lets be real; we have to look at the recent incidences of CTE and problems former players face due to minor concussive incidents and theres a very good chance that this guy is suffering a lot more than anger issues. I pray it's not that and if not, good luck to him in turning things around. As a Ute fan I truly respected this guys game. I feel for his family and what they are going through and anyone who has been through this kind of family disfunction knows that it isn't a situation to be wished upon anyone or an occasion to leap to the keyboard and vent spleen.

Herriman, UT

More character and positive life-long lessons have been taught through playing football, and other structured activities, than not. Surely you don't think that sports hasn't kept some Sugar Salem Diggers out of trouble. I'll tell you first-hand that it has. People still have their right to make bad choices, despite being taught correct principles.

Omaha, NE

This article sobered me up to the frailties and foibles of us all. Pray that this man and his family find peace. Let he who is sinless cast the first stone. I apologize for my posts of criticism in the past.


Central, UT

Yes, it must be the demons. I am sure the judge assigned this case will allow him to use 'the devil made me do it' as his defense. He might actually be the victim, how do you know? Then I guess his wife can use the demon defense.

Salt Lake City , UT

I will never be able to top enthusiastic following that Utah fans have for BYU. Why so much attention for mid-major team that is soon going to drop football program (according to Utah fans)? I never ever search Utah or any other irrelevant team on internet to comment on every article. I frequently search BYU articles on internet and every single article is infested by Utah fans. To me it looks like BYU comes before Utah for Utah fans. Thank you for all the attention and keeping us relevant.
Getting back to article so Utah fans are saying they never had an athelete that committed a crime?oh irony. Utah fans need need to take less iron in their food so they don't look so ironic. Thank you for the pure entertainment.

scottsdale, AZ

People using a story about a family in distress as a springboard to criticize a faith or an athletic program need to re-examine their personal values.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

From a Ute fan...

Man arrested in domestic violence case.

Sadly...a similar headline could be written daily.


What's the point of adding Ex-BYU Football All-American to the headline?

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Life isn't easy for anyone. Not even a former college football athlete. What makes this doubly tragic is the classless comments from a lot of Ute fans. This story isn't about a BYU/Utah rivalry. It's about a family in distress.

God Bless Gordon and his family.

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