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Brandon Davies cracked the code, and he and BYU pay the price

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Brigham Young University has suspended Brandon Davies, one of its star basketball players, from the team after it was discovered that he had premarital sex, a violation of the student honor code.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011; 6:58 PM

So here I sit, violating the heck out of the Brigham Young honor code while writing this, typing with one hand . . . and drinking an iced tea with the other.

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But at least I'm being honest about it. "Be honest" is at the top of the BYU Honor Code list. Here's the whole thing:

l Be honest

l Live a chaste and virtuous life

l Obey the law and all campus policies

l Use clean language

l Respect others

l Abstain from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee, and substance abuse

l Participate regularly in church services

l Observe the Dress and Grooming Standards

l Encourage others in their commitment to comply with the Honor Code

So let's see, I wrote "heck" instead of the other word, so I'm good there. In fact, at this moment, I'm batting about .667 and feeling pretty good about myself. I suppose that as a sophomore in college, I would have hit well below the Mendoza line. On the other hand, if I had to take the SAT this year, I wouldn't get into college at all. It all evens out, I guess.


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