Brandon Davies Suspended for Violating BYU Honor Code
By Dahvi Shira
Thursday March 03, 2011 02:50 PM EST
Brandon Davies, a star college basketball player for Brigham Young University, is “extremely remorseful” for violating the school’s honor code, according a report.
His transgression: premarital sex.
The Utah-based school, operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, recently suspended Davies from tho No. 3 ranked squad, according to the Salt Lake Tribune,
Davies, 19, has been dismissed from the team for the rest of the season, but has been allowed to remain in school while the situation is under review by the Honor Code Office.
Davies was “extremely remorseful [and] heartbroken,” the newspaper reports from a source.
Cougars teammate Jimmer Fredette says Davies “told us everything. He told us he was sorry and that he let us down. We just held our heads high and told him it was okay, that it is life, and you make mistakes, and you just got to play through it.”
The school’s honor code, which requires students to “live a chaste and virtuous life,” also says that they must abstain from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee and substance abuse.
This is pretty harsh but it seemed necessary to the Mormons. It seems in many instances, all false religions have steadier backbones that us true Christians. When something happens, usually they react. Can we learn from this?