The obligatory “BYU suspends forward for having premarital sex” post
posted at 10:21 pm on March 3, 2011 by Allahpundit
I’m tempted to call this “controversial,” but … it really isn’t. Virtually no one disputes that they had to sanction him for breaking an honor code he agreed to. The quibble is over how long the suspension should be. BYU’s sentence: He’s done for the rest of the season, an astoundingly serious punishment given that they’re a top 10 team and a legit shot to win the tournament. With Davies, who led the team in rebounds, they were 27-2 and had recently spanked fourth-ranked San Diego State at San Diego. Last night, in their first game without him, they lost to an unranked New Mexico team — at home. By 18. This isn’t a case, in other words, of a mediocre program dumping a bench-warmer near the end of the season. This is a national-championship-caliber team likely throwing away its chance at glory to make a point about honor. Between the media’s Sheen-mania, the public’s perception of morals on American campuses, and the ethical vacuum that characterizes college sports, it’s no wonder a story about a power forward’s chastity seems so fascinating.
He’s already apologized to his teammates, but I’m still unclear on how the school found out. I won’t link it, but at least one gossip site claims a source close to Davies’s girlfriend says she’s not pregnant, so it’s not that. Maybe his conscience simply bothered him and he ‘fessed up?
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