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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 2 2014 3:20 p.m. MDT

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Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

Time to drop the usual BYU v Utah trash talk and think about this man's family. Get into rehab Max. Get yourself cleaned up and make something positive of your life. This is one Utah fan that will be rooting for you.

American Fork, UT

Very sad to see this! I hope he gets the help he needs.

On a side note - I wish he wasn't wearing the BYU shirt in his mugshot!

Stay classy everyone...

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

This is no place to pile on. People make mistakes. I feel for his family.

Big J
Bountiful, UT

I have never been a Max Hall fan but this is sad. I feel bad for his wife and family.

West Point , UT

I know we don't have all the facts but this is truly discouraging and unfortunate. It's amazing how long people can put on a facade and show everyone what they want us to see, but obviously be struggling with issues inside and demons that haven't been confronted. I hope Max figures this out and does whatever he needs to do to be accountable and make things right. And please Ute fans, no need to pile on with any of the rivalry "they threw beer at my family" stuff. If this were happening to an ex-Ute I would feel the same sadness for him and his family and whatever they are dealing with.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

The irony of what happened here is obvious and needs no mention. I just hope he can get his life in order and beat this addiction.

Salt Lake City, UT


Sandy, UT

You know, as much as I despised this guy after what he said about the U and it's fans, it is genuinely sad to see someone struggle with addiction. I hope he gets help and overcomes his problem.

American Fork, UT

That is sad. I agree with Drummond.....get the help you need Max. I will be rooting for you as well.

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

Let's hope this is the rock bottom he needs to start turning his life around.

Phoenix, AZ

Not cool. Sad to see him hit this low. On the other hand, these are still allegations. Not convicted of anything yet. Of course, that doesn't stop the press and everyone else from convicting him in public. If everyone's dirty laundry were publicized, I believe we would all be more forgiving and understanding.

Get better Max (if in deed you did the things you're accused of).

Salt Lake City, UT

Hate to see this kind of turn in anyone's life.

South Jordan, UT

I hate seeing this from anyone. Though he is on the most hated list for my Utes, I never want to see anyone cut their potential in life by using drugs. I own a meth cleanup company and see what drugs do to decent people.

Hopefully he can get some help.


I would guess that Max Hall’s arrogant attitude got him to this place. For as much I as disliked his lies, rants and insults against the Utes, I will him the best. I hope he can straighten is life out and being a humble servant of the Lord. I wish the best of luck to him and his family and a complete recovery.

Somewhere in Time, UT

This is really tragic. I hope this can get resolved in a way that is fair, just and helpful for Max and his family. If he needs to be in rehab, I hope he gets it.

Utes Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

@Henry Drummond

"Time to drop the usual BYU v Utah trash talk and think about this man's family. "

I agree. Let's all say a prayer and hope that Max can get some help and hope for the best for himself and his family.


It's nice to see some nice classy comments on this type of article.
People make mistakes and sometimes life just gets the better of you. I hope Max can find his way back and work through the issues he's struggling with.
All I know is through God's love we can overcome the weaknesses and trials in our lives and I pray Max Hall and his family will rely on that love while they fight through this trial.

Orem, UT

Get real help, Max. Addiction is a terrible thing, and this is your rock bottom. It's only up from here.


Max Hall could be a very easy target for Ute fans as a result of this arrest. Thank you Henry Drummond for your classy comment. I hope to be as generous the next time a Utah player makes some bad choices. I agree with every word you wrote.

Salt Lake City, UT

The guy is obviously hurting. I hope he can find the help he needs.

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