Punter Alex Dunnachie and quarterback Cayman Shutter made mistakes, accepted responsibility, were punished by the Honolulu District Court and the UH football team, showed remorse and then made amends.
Now both have learned their suspensions following no-contest pleas to DUI charges are set at three games. They will be cleared to play beginning with the Sept. 28 BYU game.
It was an expensive lesson, and not only in terms of lost playing time. Both are allowed to drive under a permit requiring an ignition lock, which costs about $100 a month. They also have to pay higher insurance premiums.
But so far, they have shown they are deserving of their second chance.
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It’s nice that the process for hiring the next AD has started officially. But can we speed this thing along? Aren’t there fiscal budgets to finalize?