In the wake of Brigham Young University's star basketball player, Brandon Daviesdismissal from the team for having premarital sex, a former athlete at the school who faced the same fate is speaking out. Reno Mahe, a star football player at BYU 13 years ago, said he didn't take the Mormon school's strict honor code seriously. The BYU honor code stipulates that students must "be honest, live a chaste and virtuous life…use clean language" and abstain from alcohol, tobacco, tea, coffee and drugs.
Brigham Young starting sophomore forward Brandon Davies was suspended by his school for the remainder of the college basketball season. Davies was suspended for having consensual sex with his girlfriend, Danica Mendivil, who is a freshman volleyball player at Arizona State University. Although it may seem appalling to the rest of the country, this suspension is not completely out of character.
Brigham Young University sophomore Brandon Davies was suspended from the school's basketball team--possibly its best squad ever--for having premarital sex with his girlfriend, something that violates the school's Honor Code. Without the star forward, the team, which had been tapped for a number one seed at this year's NCAA Tournament, lost dismally last night to New Mexico with a score of While many sports writers are debating how this unexpected hole in BYU's lineup will affect its tournament outlook moving forward, ESPN's Pat Forde believes the school should be commended for taking one of the few virtuous stances in a NCAA climate of Cam Newton-like oversights:.
In early March, BYU dismissed starting forward Brandon Davies from the team after he admitted to having premarital sex with his girlfrienda violation of the school's honor code. A reporter reminded Florida basketball coach Billy Donovan and star player Chandler Parsons of the situation the night before the two teams square off in the Sweet Donovan was asked on Wednesday night about how difficult it would be to recruit to Florida if he had to tell the recruits that they couldn't have premarital sex.
The team suspended one of its top players for reportedly having premarital sex. NBC 's Lee Cowan has the details. The 6'9" sophomore electrified the court as one of the team's leading scorers.
Brigham Young University basketball player Brandon Davies has been suspended from the team for the rest of the season for the most personal of fouls: He had sex with his girlfriend, breaking the Mormon's school's honor code. The Cougars, ranked third in the nation, were stunned by the news of the 6-foot-9 sophomore center's dismissal just two weeks before the NCAA Tournament's Selection Sunday. Asked if he thought Davies would play again, the coach said, "Yeah, I do.
Brandon Davies was kicked BYU's basketball team for violating the honor code. His crime? Having sex with his girlfriend.
Sports writers are shocked but respect the school for sticking to its values — even though the decision could spoil a potentially historic season. March 3, The sports world is reacting with shock to news of the BYU basketball player suspended for the rest of the season. On Tuesday, Brigham Young University suspended double-digit scorer and leading rebounder Brandon Davies for violating the BYU honor code — in this case having sex with his girlfriend.
But it also highlighted one of the big differences between B. Many colleges have honor codes, but they typically focus on protecting academic integrity and discouraging behavior that harms others. There are precise guidelines regarding grooming, clothing, chastity and language.
Chandler ParsonsFlorida's Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, just shook his head and laughed when I asked him the question Wednesday at the pre-tournament news conference. Later, when I asked him again to give me a percentage of UF players who have had premarital sex, he would only say, "We don't share that information. Florida coach Billy Donovan was asked how hard it would be to lure players to UF if he had to tell five-star recruits they couldn't have sex if they signed with the Gators.