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    Default UT football player to pay to fix fire truck he damaged

    http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/news?s...v=ap&type=lgns

    Mahelona to pay to fix fire truck he damaged in anger

    March 17, 2005
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee defensive tackle Jesse Mahelona has agreed to pay for damage to a fire engine after he got angry at seeing his condominium on fire and knocked a handrail off the truck.

    The off-campus condominium Mahelona shared with offensive tackle Arron Sears burned early Sunday morning, and Mahelona lost everything he had.

    Mahelona, who was named All-Southeastern Conference as a junior last season, was upset and hit the handrail hard enough to knock it off.

    Instead of being charged, Mahelona agreed to pay damages estimated between $100 and $200 and apologize to firefighters. Coach Phillip Fulmer and Fire Chief Carlos Perez worked out the deal on Tuesday.

    ``In talking with the coach today the chief felt that Jesse was remorseful for what he did,'' fire department spokesman Charlie Barker said on Tuesday.

    Mahelona, of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, was asked to write a letter of apology and visit the firefighters who responded to the fire.

    Investigators determined a candle in a bedroom caused the fire.


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    I'm reminded of a song....We didn't start the fire!!
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    Pay up loser!

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    Role models?????
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    Knocked off a rail by punching it? I hope the post was already loose. Hate to have to run on this guy if he had a seizure or somethign.
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    Just what would have been done if he was not a football player. atleast he payed up.

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    I agree with the last post. It is unfortunate they seem to be making more of an issue that he is a football player rather than focusing on the act. Football player or homeless person....pay up!
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