integrity wins today.

7 03 2011

Over 200 players on the rosters of the top 25 NCAA football teams have run into trouble with the law.

Those same 200+ players played full seasons last year and many will be returning this season.

I know I’ve covered the Brandon Davies situation several times now, but permit me another post. The situation continues to gather attention and the comments continue to amaze me.

Time Magazine wrote a great article: “Brandon Davies: Is BYU’s Premarital Sex Controversy Good For College Sports?”

What an interesting title.
Davies did NOT break the law.
He did something that on most college campuses is an everyday occurrence, premarital sex.

The willingness of BYU to police poor conduct is sharply at odds with other college programs. At Seton Hall University last season, for example, a basketball player who caused an accident while driving under the influence, causing an injury to the other driver, was suspended for only eight games. This year, a top player from Robert Morris University got a four-game penalty after a drunk-driving incident. In February, two players from Marshall University were charged with battery over a bar fight; they played in a game the next evening. Schools often let athletes off easy for on-field transgressions too. Two seasons ago, a University of Florida football player intentionally gouged an opponent’s eyes. He was suspended for a half.

Wow.
I am proud to be a Cougar.
I am proud to have been part of a university that helps boys become men.

The analysts have ruled us out of a Final Four run.
Those same analysts have told the world that we are truly a beacon of light in a world of misconduct and unethical practices.

“I give unto you to be the light of this people. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid…” (3 Nephi 12:14)

? What are your thoughts on student athletes and rule breaking?

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8 03 2011
Karen Peterson

It’s easy for the “natural man” of the world to criticize BYU’s harsh policies. Maybe they won’t make the Final Four this year. Who’s to say they would have anyway?

What I find interesting is how much that seems to matter to so many. They would gladly give away their integrity for a winning scoreboard. It’s almost enough to turn me off to sports entirely.

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