Nephew of Former Dallas Cowboys Star Arrested on Drug Charges

His uncle is former Dallas Cowboys star quarterback Danny White. Yet former BYU quarterback Max Hall has his own claims to fame, including most wins at his position at a school famed for QBs.

However, Hall’s legacy has been altered by his recent arrest for shoplifting and drug possession

The 28-year-old was arrested at an electronics store in Gilbert, Arizona, just a few miles from the campus of Arizona State University, where Hall’s famous uncle once starred. Hall had also attended ASU before transferring to BYU.

After law enforcement officials searched a bag the former football player carried, they apparently found unpackaged items taken from both the electronics store and a nearby retail store. Hall reportedly apologized and offered to pay for the items totaling $286.

Officers also found a small quantity of cocaine in the bag, along with a metal spoon, hypodermic needle and a lighter. Hall reportedly told police he had shot up with cocaine that morning.

Earlier this year, Hall had taken a job as a high school team’s offensive coordinator after being dropped by a Canadian Football League team in June. The school district said it’s gathering information from police and will soon respond to the felony drug possession charge and misdemeanor shoplifting charge against the Gilbert High School employee.

In these kinds of cases in which drug addiction might play a role in events, many people would agree that the defendant should receive treatment rather than harsh punishment. In Hall’s case, he’s a young, married father with a bright future. But the reality in Texas is that even a drug possession conviction can have long-term effects on a person’s career, family and educational opportunities.

An experienced attorney helps clients understand their legal options and pursue favorable resolutions.

Source:, “Max Hall arrested for alleged shoplifting, drug possession,” Josh Furlong and McKenzie Romero, Sept. 2, 2014

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