Those who listen to my radio show or watch me on Fox News, are aware by now that I know more about basket-weaving than basketball; I’m just not a sports guy.
But this week there was a story that, to me, transcends the sports world. The Brigham Young University basketball team, which had risen to the number 3 ranking in the nation, dismissed Brandon Davies, their 6’9 forward from the team for an “Honor Code” violation. I’m told he was their leading rebounder and third leading scorer on the team.
Apparently, not everyone was impressed with the move. NBA star, Amare Stoudamire of the New York Knicks, Tweeted, “Don’t ever go to BYU,” on his verified Twitter account. “They kick a Young Educated (Black) Brother OUT OF SCHOOL. The kid had premarital sex. Not suspended, Not Release. Wow!”
A second post read, “P.S. With his girlfriend. Come on BYU don’t kick the kid out of school. Let’s be honest he is in college. Let the kid live a little. #AntiBYU.”
Well Amare, some say that kids CAN “live a little” without having premarital sex. Hard to believe, I know. There’s also the issue of every student at BYU signing the “Honor Code” when they enroll. They don’t HAVE to, they could actually attend school somewhere else, but choosing BYU, means you choose the Honor Code.