Sex Causes BYU Basketball to Implode
Posted by skiutah on Saturday, March 5, 2011
BYU officials have managed to destroy a dream basketball season that comes along once every 50 years. BYU decided to ban star player, Brandon Davies, for having consensual pre-marital sex with his girlfriend.
I attended and graduated from BYU. I lived in the dorms and the surrounding apartments for four years. There is a lot of pre-marital sex that happens at BYU. Think about it, you have 15,000 young males in close proximity to 15,000 young females. That adds up to a lot sex. It’s human nature, there’s no getting around it. Anybody who thinks otherwise has their head stuck deep in the sand.
BYU officials decided to make an example of one guy, a star basketball player, for having pre-marital sex. Why single him out and not all of the other thousands of young people doing what comes naturally for humans?
There are two factors working against this young man:
– He’s African American in one of the most racist cultures in America. (Older Mormons are highly racist, especially those born before 1978).
– He had sex with the wrong girl. His girlfriend is probably the daughter of a stake president or similar high ranking Mormon official. The father saw the color of this young man’s skin, and decided to raise a ruckus. So instead of giving Brandon a slap on the wrist (like they do to everybody else who engages in this act of human nature), they decide to kick him off the basketball team.
Way to go BYU, you’ve just dismantled your shining public relations basketball team. You’ve destroyed any future chance of recruiting top African American talent. This will haunt your athletic program for years. And for what? You’ve singled out one guy out of thousands to impose draconian measures, all for the wrong reasons. It’s too bad for BYU that more reasonable leaders didn’t intervene. BYU could have had something special this year. Even by Mormon standards, this behavior is dumbfounding.