Thursday, March 3, 2011

BYU Basketball Player Dismissed From Team For Having Pre-Marital Sex

Yes, you read that right.

Brandon Davies, a sophomore at Brigham Young University, was dismissed from the basketball team for violating the university honor code: having sex with his girlfriend.

BYU is a Mormon university, and requires its students to comply with a strict list of rules that includes abstaining from alcohol, tobacco, tea, coffee, and premarital sex.


While this is obviously not a lifestyle I choose to practice (what the hell would I do without coffee?), I'm a firm believer of keeping an open mind to other people's lifestyles. I would imagine that Davies knew he was required to abide by these rules going into college. I can't honestly believe someone could attend BYU without knowing the implications. Do I think he should have been dismissed? No, probably not. However, if you know it's a rule and you're willing to play by it anyway, you can't get upset when it's enforced. It sucks, but the university needed to stand by its policies and I respect that.

2 comments:

  1. Oh, and there is absolutely no way that you can go to BYU and NOT know about the honor code. He knew exactly what the rules are.

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  2. I didn't even think to ask you about this before I posted! I'm sure you could have provided some good insight about it. I figured that there was no way he could have attended school there and not understood what rules he had to follow, so I really believe that the university think did the right thing.

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