He's so cute! How could a girl resist?!
This story was the center of much talk and debate. Basketball talent Brandon Davies was kicked off the basketball team at Brigham Young University (BYU) for having sex with his girlfriend.
Can a university really do that? Yes they can.
BYU is located in the beautiful mountains of Utah, and the private college is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), which is the largest religious university, and the third largest private university in the US.
Apparently, they are serious about their moral code—real serious.
When a student enrolls at BYU, they are required to follow an honor code—yes required. The honor code mandates behavior in line with the church’s teachings, such as academic honesty, adherence to dress and grooming standards, and abstinence from extramarital sex, as well as from the consumption of drugs and alcohol.
Students who accept this standard make a commitment to keep it. Willful violations are apparently, not tolerated.
Many were upset saying the school was judging Davies. Others felt that there is nothing wrong with holding a student accountable to honor a commitment he made.
Whatever side you’re on, this story raised a lot of eyebrows. It has pushed us to think perhaps about our own moral codes.
If we were forced to honor that which we believe, would we find ourselves benched or still in the game?