BYU (Brigham Young University) has suspended the third-ranked national basketball player Brandon Davies from the team or university on Thursday as he breaked the honor code of Mormon’s school that not allows premarital sex. Therefore, Brandon Davies, a talented basketball player, will not play for the rest of the season.
Utah based Brigham Young University is a coeducational research and religious university under possession of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). The university regulates beneath a strict honor code that says be honest and live a good and virtuous life, so prohibits drug use, drinking, smoking, premarital sex and beards. Hence, the students who break the honor code are suspended from the university. Under the rules of honor code, Brandon Davies, a third ranked player was dismissed from the team on Tuesday just two weeks prior to the selection of NCAA tournament.
As per various sources, a 19-year-old sophomore of Provo High School accepted to school officials on Monday that he breached the code section that described for students to “live a chaste and virtuous life.”
The Salt Lake Tribune states that Davies was “extremely remorseful, heartbroken,” and has regretted for his team-mates. The report of his suspension has not found his girlfriend name. But, one source Radaronline.com has spotted his girlfriend name on his website as Danica Mendivil who is 18 year old freshman volleyball player of Arizona State University.
One of BYU team mates, Charles Abouo, Charles Abouo told, “Everyone makes mistakes in their life. We are reaching out and trying to help him get through this.”
The team coach, Dave Rose consoled, “Yeah, I do” while he was asked about possibility of Davies’s reappearance in the next year team. He told, “He’s a great teammate, and he’s been great for our team.”
The Rose and athletic director, Tom Holmoe said at a Thursday’s press conference, when Davies came near them concerning the violation, “The first thing we did was put our arms around him” and console him.”
Tom also said the university’s honor code applies similarly to all students, athletes. As anyone else, the same high standards are applied on Davies. He added, “We understand that people across the country might think this is foreign to them, and they are shocked and surprised. But for us, we deal with this quite often.”
The university’s spokeswoman, Carri Jenkins describes that there was no timetable for that penetrating investigation and that could be possibly led to Davies’ permanent suspension from the team or from the school.
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