Theft trials ordered for 2 ex-BYU football players, 2 others

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  • Shooter_McGavin Las Vegas, NV
    Oct. 10, 2011 11:45 a.m.

    So let me get this straight. Employee sets up the whole scam, tells his friends that he gets gats for free, lets them in and allows them to fill up their cars. This same mastermind ends up taking a plea so that the DA (former Utah grad) can throw the book at an ex-BYU player who probably thought the whole thing was legit and filled his car up a couple of times.

    Ahh, Utah politics at work. How many man hours are going into this charade?

  • yankees27 Heber, Utah
    Oct. 8, 2011 11:53 a.m.

    So one former Coug said that when he is making 50-60K that the Utes will be pumping his gas. Ironic that this former cougar made substantially more money than that, but pumped his own gas, and did it illegally. Wow! My understanding is that a former Ute is going to be the DA in charge of the case. Maybe now the funny little saying should go, "when I'm making millions, they will be in charge of prosecuting me".

  • desert dweller SAINT GEORGE, UT
    Oct. 8, 2011 3:00 a.m.

    lighten up its not like they ran Enron

  • mcgilm SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Oct. 7, 2011 3:18 p.m.


    I think you need to find a repair shot. Your sarcasm detector is broken.

  • Phil Coconutz WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    Oct. 7, 2011 1:11 p.m.

    Will Ofahengaue and Mahe be charged along with the TCG for these crimes too?

  • TheWalker Saratoga Springs, UT
    Oct. 7, 2011 11:07 a.m.

    Make them pay back the gas, and reduce the felony to a misdemeanor. I just don't see these guys as being a threat to society. Stupid, yes. Criminal, no.

  • PG #1 FAN Lindon, UT
    Oct. 7, 2011 10:20 a.m.

    We have enough people in prison, They already had to pay for the gas in a civil suit. Drop it, our tax dollars are better spent convicting people who are a danger to society, not opportunists that swipe some gas.

  • Kouger Lehi, UT
    Oct. 7, 2011 10:07 a.m.

    @whoa nellie:
    Have you come down with the Obama-flu? I hope it's not going to be a permanent illness for you - blaming Bush. Why not blame Bush for bad weather too? FYI, when Obama took office the price of gas was not even two dollars - $1.70ish! Now it's 3.50ish - that's 100% increase ...Whoooa Nellie!!!

  • Dektol Powell, OH
    Oct. 7, 2011 8:59 a.m.

    Make them all guests of the State in Draper for a number of years. Hit them with the maximum penalty allowed. No one gets midnight fillups and believes it is legitimate. They are all thieves.

  • Pete in Texas Copperas Cove, TX
    Oct. 7, 2011 8:58 a.m.

    Amen, XelaDave, I couldn't have said it better.

    Just a general note to anyone: if somebody tells you anything is free and totally legal, but it needs to be done during the hours of Midnight and 2 AM in order to receive it and it can only be redeemed at one place in the entire state, and then says to you, "It's probably best if you not mention this to anyone else", you may want to question the validity of it's "legalness"....

    Just saying.....

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    Oct. 7, 2011 8:45 a.m.

    Rise and shout and avoid the payout.

  • Whoa Nellie American Fork, UT
    Oct. 7, 2011 8:27 a.m.

    This has to be George Bush's fault. If gas prices weren't so high these poor people would not have to resort to theft in order to be able to drive to the church to play ball.

  • XelaDave Salem, UT
    Oct. 7, 2011 8:19 a.m.

    When you claim you are not aware of stealing but go between 11 pm and 2 am each time- hmmmmm sounds like a nice defense- if something is to good to be true and you have to do it after hours in the dark- the moral right and wrong switch must be broken- and simply paying back is not a reasonable penalty- if that were the case I can think of many things people might try and do if all I had to face was simply paying for it if I get caught

  • chase SL Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 6, 2011 11:36 p.m.

    pay them back the gas, end of story.

  • panamadesnews Lindon, UT
    Oct. 6, 2011 10:02 p.m.

    I do not desire to play down what the "friends" of the employee did, but it kind of sits the wrong way with me, that the perpetrator, Evers, will get his hands slapped, while his "friends" go to prison, just because he has been offerred a plea bargain. I hope the judge is smart enough to disallow the plea bargain and let the court take its chances on convicting all of them, including Evers. Why do they need Evers to plea bargain - they have the video tape as evidence and probably other evidence. This does not make sense. If they allow Evers to plea bargain, they ought to allow the others to come in and plead to reduced charges and avoid prison, also. I'm just sayin. . . .

  • Ironmomo Ogden, Utah
    Oct. 6, 2011 9:01 p.m.

    Reputation lost over a few dollars of gas. Brilliant

  • Penguin Inc. Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 6, 2011 8:47 p.m.

    Boy, these boys are a class act!