Former UH QB Brennan pleads no contest to DUI

Attorney: Colt wants to take responsibility

 UPDATED 7:48 PM HST Jul 31, 2013
HONOLULU -

Former Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan has pleaded no contest to driving under the influence of alcohol.

Attorney Michael Green says Brennan made the plea Wednesday because he wanted to take responsibility. Green says Brennan has paid a $300 fine, completed substance abuse classes and will get his driver's license back.

Brennan was arrested on July 25, 2012 after a police officer saw his vehicle speeding on the Pali Highway heading towards Kailua.

Police reports show that Brennan was behind the wheel of a car with more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system.

A month earlier, he was cut by the Canadian Football League's Saskatchewan Roughriders.

He was third in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 2007. He set 31 NCAA records during his three years at Hawaii.

Prosecutors dropped a drug possession charge against the former Heisman candidate because the state believed it could not prove behind a reasonable doubt that the a plastic packet containing cocaine residue belonged to Brennan.

Green says Brennan is coaching football at Kahuku High School and still plans to give the NFL another shot.

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