BYU’s Brandon Davies Dismissed from Basketball Team for Having Sex & Breaking Honor Code


A Tale of Two Colleges, BYUS & Northwestern, Sex on display. Stunner … BYU basketball player dismissed for breaking honor code by having sex.

BYU is one of the top basketball teams this year and was well on their way to get a possible #1 seed in the upcoming NCAA March Madness Tournament. That was until they stunned the college basketball world by suspending the 19 year old sophomore Brandon Davies for violating the school’s honor code by having premarital sex with his girlfriend. Needless to say, in their first game without their star sophomore, BYU was routed at home by New Mexico 82-64.

Honor Code Statement
We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men. . . . If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things (Thirteenth Article of Faith).

As a matter of personal commitment, faculty, administration, staff, and students of Brigham Young University, Brigham Young University—Hawaii, Brigham Young University—Idaho, and LDS Business College seek to demonstrate in daily living on and off campus those moral virtues encompassed in the gospel of Jesus Christ, and will

Be honest
Live a chaste and virtuous life
Obey the law and all campus policies
Use clean language
Respect others
Abstain from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee, and substance abuse
Participate regularly in church services
Observe the Dress and Grooming Standards
Encourage others in their commitment to comply with the Honor Code

Specific policies embodied in the Honor Code include (1) the Academic Honesty Policy, (2) the Dress and Grooming Standards, (3) the Residential Living Standards, and (4) the Continuing Student Ecclesiastical Endorsement. (Refer to institutional policies for more detailed information.)

  Honor Code vs. Winning … what a message to students



WOW, I am not sure whether to commend BYU for standing by their rules or scratch my head in bewilderment that a college would have such a rule in their honor code. One thing must be said regarding Brigham Young University, in a day an age where athletes are allowed to get away with most every transgression … BYU made honor more important than winning. But the question remains, how how may students actually live by this honor code, but are just not caught? How is it that BYU’s #2 start player managed to get busted out of the entire student body?

“Everybody at BYU knows the rules and the suspension further reminds everybody on campus that nobody, even a staple of our extremely successful basketball team, is exempt from the rules,” said Mr. Livingston.

The BYU Honor Code requires students to live “a chaste and virtuous life,” but the punishment for transgressions is left up to the Honor Code Office. There’s no double-standard for star athletes: Last year, football player Harvey Unga, the school’s all-time leading rusher, withdrew from BYU after violating the honor code.

The Washington Times reminds us that the same act that got BYU’s Brandon Davies suspended might have earned him an “A” at Northwestern as a psychology class featured a live sex act. What the hell is up with this? So this is the education one gets at a high priced college? Northwestern President Morton Schapiro called for an investigation of the incident.

More than 100 Northwestern University students watched as a naked 25-year-old woman was penetrated by a sex toy wielded by her fiancee during an after-class session of the school’s popular “Human Sexuality” class.

The woman said she showed up at the Feb. 21 lecture in the Ryan Family Auditorium in Evanston expecting just to answer questions, but was game to demonstrate.

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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “BYU’s Brandon Davies Dismissed from Basketball Team for Having Sex & Breaking Honor Code”

    1. Tamikosmom on March 3rd, 2011 11:49 pm

      It is something akin to the laws within a democratic society. We all are expected to adhere. There are the majority who are law abiding. They will conform whether there is agreement or not. Others will disregard the established laws and … those who are “caught” will face the established consequences.

      When it comes to a private university … not only is adherence to the laws of the land an expectation but there is also an expection that there is conformity to the established rules which defines that institution’s very existence.

      BYU institution is private. No student is forced to enrole. However … if he/she chooses to make BYU their high learning institution of choice … the playing field is understood.

    2. A Texas Grandfather on March 4th, 2011 12:09 am

      Well finally an administrator that walks the walk and talks the talk when it comes to enforcing student rules.

      If a star athlete cannot obey the rules, this administrator does not take his star status into account when making the ruling. More administrators need to follow this example.

    3. Steve on March 4th, 2011 12:42 am

      I want to clarify what was called a “live sex act” in this article. It was live, as it involved an activity with real people and an audience. It was a sex act as it involved a persons genitals and arousal. It was not part of the human sexuality class (as described by “psychology class featured a live sex act”), as it was done after class (as also noted above). It was optional, and was preceded by at least 10 warnings as to the graphical nature of the demonstration. People did decide to leave as a matter of personal choice.

      My initial reaction to reading “live sex act” was disbelief, as it seemed impossible that a class could include what I took to be live sex between two individuals. Once I had read the full description, I felt I understood it much better, and was able to form my opinion based on what it really was.

      BTW, the sex demonstration that happened at Northwestern is not at all the same as what Davies was accused of (premarital sex with his girlfriend). The poetic license used in the comparison above seems to stretch this idea a bit too much, IMO.
      SM: You know what Steve, take your bitch session up with the newspapers, radio stations and TV across America that made the same comparison. I guess they are all wrong and you are correct. WOW, you are so brilliant or is it that your opionion represents less than one tenth of one percent of America. That is it. In the end, your opinion is probably really shared by few.

      You have to be one of the most ignorant individual who thinks they are smart. No one said the sex acts were the same … it was how two universities handled a sexual situation that took place on their campaus. You are the most norrow minded literalist I have ever had the displeasure of having experienced. In other words from now on, the only response to your IMO commets will be, ‘WRONG AGAIN”.

    4. Rusty Bridges on March 4th, 2011 8:02 am

      Steve, what the heck is your point?

      If you are saying that the act at Northwestern was way worse than what happened at BYU and that BYU has a higher moral code than NW than you are 100% right.

    5. Steve on March 4th, 2011 10:22 am

      Additional comments as a follow-on to my prior post (3)

      Two exact quotes from the article are:

      1 – “suspending . . . Brandon Davies for violating the school’s honor code by having premarital sex with his girlfriend

      2 – “The Washington Times reminds us that the same act that got BYU’s Brandon Davies suspended might have earned him an “A” at Northwestern as a psychology class featured a live sex act.

      Two exact quotes from the Northwestern story in the Mail Online are:

      3 – “a couple were going to demonstrate the use of a sex toy and the female orgasm

      4 – “her male partner, who used the device to bring her to orgasm

      The above are facts according to this article and the Mail Online. If that is not apparent and obvious, then don’t bother reading the rest. If these facts upset you, that is not my doing.

      If you think quote 2 is trying to compare and equate the two different acts, then you were fooled the same as I was by the language used. Although the both acts are mentioned and compared with a certain level of equivalence, it does not claim they are the same. That is a fact. Don’t be fooled by what to you may seem to be the apparent intentions, remember to rely on the exact words, no matter where they seem to be taking you.

      For the record, I don’t feel obligated to research this article beyond itself and any links it contains. If an author wants to support a story with multiple sources, that is the author’s choice. To suggest I need to research this beyond the authors words seems disingenuous to me. I’m quite content to base my comments (and opinion) on what was said, or additional research of my choosing.

      I find it amusing that I’m partaking in a “bitch session”, am “brilliant” (as sarcasm), called “one of the most ignorant individual who thinks they are smart”, and “the most norrow minded literalist” (sic). One thing I can clearly say is that I don’t resort to ad hominem name calling, as I find it boring and ill suited to discuss a particular topic. In the past, I’ve found this technique used by those who can’t reasonably discuss a specific topic to support their position. It seems difficult to believe that such language could persuade thinking readers, it being such off-topic commentary.

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