BYU Dismisses Basketball Player for Premarital Sex

Brigham Young University BasketballBrandon Davies has been suspended from Brigham Young University’s nationally ranked basketball team for a violation of the school’s honor code. The school that is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dismissed Davies from the Cougars team for having premarital sex, but is allowing him to continue to attend classes until his situation has been reviewed by Honor Code Office.

“I think it was a big surprise to everyone,” Courgars coach Dave Rose told The Salt Lake Tribune, but he is optimistic that Davies will play for the team in the future.

“It’s been difficult,” teammate Jimmer Fredette told ABC News. “Davies was like a brother to us, family. It’s tough to lose a guy like that and pull together. I think we’ll be all right.” Several other team members have expressed their support for Davies.

Besides abstaining from premarital sex, BYU’s honor code also forbids alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, and coffee, mandates that students participate in regular church services and must “live a chase and virtuous life.”

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