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BYU's Mendenhall briefly talks about Max Hall's troubles

A spokesperson for the Maricopa (Ariz.) County Attorney’s Office told me tonight that no formal charges have been filed yet in the case of former BYU quarterback Max Hall.

As was widely reported Tuesday after news broke in the Arizona Republic, Jerry Cobb confirmed that Hall was arrested, booked and released on suspicion of possessing stolen items and a "personal use quantity of cocaine."

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"We anticipate reviewing the investigation and making a charging decision, but at this point no formal charges have been filed," Cobb said Wednesday evening. "A charging decision has not been made."

Hall played for BYU from 2007-09 under head coach Bronco Mendenhall and returned to the program in 2012 as a student assistant coach. He played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL in 2013 but was cut from the team in June of 2014.

On his radio show Wednesday night, Mendenhall talked about Hall’s situation.

"I loved him before, as a player, loved him the year he was here helping as a student assistant, and still now. Every one of us goes through trials, some more visible than others. This affects nothing in terms of what I think of him, and the support we plan to give him. And so I certainly feel right now for he and his family. I think this, too, will pass and we will be able to help him through it," Mendenhall said.

Also Wednesday night, BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe directed a tweet at Hall:

"Max, You are, and always will be, beloved in the BYU Football Family. To me, "Band of Brothers" means we stand together forever," Holmoe wrote.

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