Former NFL, BYU quarterback Max Hall loses prep job after arrest

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  • East Coast Ute Storrs, CT
    Sept. 7, 2014 12:03 p.m.

    utahcountyute, you're absolutely right. Helping a person out of hard times is all well and good, but risking him poorly influencing more impressionable people would be stupid.

    call_me_ishmael, one of my high school coaches had a brief drug history, and as a result lost his job, relocated his family, found employment in entirely unrelated fields that he hated working in. But he did it all willingly with a clear goal of saving his family and working his way back to legally and rightfully being able to return to coaching. He's finally gotten back on at a high school in a very lower level capacity until he proves he can be trusted there. It's not an easy road, but he knows he brought the problems on himself. He, just as Max, was not the victim of his circumstance; he caused it. It will be up to Max, not anyone else, how he responds to it.

  • bradleyc Layton, UT
    Sept. 7, 2014 9:08 a.m.

    Piling on is a penalty, isn't it?

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    Sept. 6, 2014 7:31 p.m.

    Really not a good idea for a drug addict to be around youth. Don't you think? Just a thought.

  • call_me_ishmael ROY, UT
    Sept. 6, 2014 3:28 p.m.

    The whole thing is very sad. At a time when an individual may need support more than any other time in his/her life, in the United States, we fire them from their job. As people lose their job, they usually lose their health insurance and access to health care. With no job or health insurance, access to treatment can disappear.

    I have seen people go through similar situations as Mr. Hall is facing right now. One person who I know was able to keep his job, great support from his boss and coworkers, and is doing incredibly well. I have seen others who have lost work and support who have then spiraled out of control. These are very difficult decisions for employers to make - I understand that. Compassion can go a long way in helping people through hard times.

    I think that we as a nation need to reconsider how we treat people in these very trying times.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Sept. 6, 2014 10:31 a.m.

    We knew this had to happen. There is no way a high school could allow Max to keep coaching its' young people. You have got to set the example, especially when you work with teaching/coaching teenagers.

  • Uncle Rico Provo, UT
    Sept. 6, 2014 7:51 a.m.

    Tradition Spirit Honor

  • 2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0 Ogden, UT
    Sept. 5, 2014 9:55 p.m.

    When people do things that are not very classy, like stealing and illegal drugs, losing one's job is often the result.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 5, 2014 9:52 p.m.

    Unfortunately we all knew this was coming. I truly hope this is rock bottom for Max and that the rest of his life stays on an upward trajectory. Not just for his sake but for that of his family.

  • Hey Baby Franklin, IN
    Sept. 5, 2014 9:47 p.m.

    Time for love fest deux...

    Let's get those filters warmed ya Maxi

  • Y-Ask-Y? Provo, UT
    Sept. 5, 2014 9:39 p.m.

    The other shoe has dropped.

    What next for Hall?