Brandon Davies: Come Play for Saint Louis University, Sex Your Girlfriend All You Want

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You're okay with St. Louis, Brandon.
Brigham Young University, better known to sports fans the nation over as BYU, may very well have lost their chance at winning a national championship this year. They're currently ranked number three in the nation, and were widely expected to grab one of the four number one seeds in the upcoming NCAA tournament. However, thanks to a violation of the school's honor code by their center, BYU may find themselves undermanned. 

The violation in question? Pre-marital sex. 

I know, I know. Shocking. I apologize for bringing such an unpleasant subject into everyone's homes. I'll give you all a moment to attend to any ladies out there who may have put the back of their hands to their foreheads and fainted onto something. 

That's right, ladies and gentlemen, Brandon Davies was suspended from the basketball team for the heinous act of sleeping with his girlfriend outside the holy bonds of matrimony. Now, I completely understand the position of the university here. After all, BYU is operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (aka the Mormons), a group not exactly noted for the liberal attitudes toward rocking the casbah. Or much of anything else, for that matter. 

So hey, you want to screw your girlfriend without walking down that aisle, there are likely going to be consequences. You pays your money and you takes your chances. (Though, in this case, it seems unlikely any money was actually paid, since the woman was his girlfriend, not a prostitute.) 

However, I think there could be a silver lining here. On behalf of the whole St. Louis community, I would like to invite Mr. Davies to come here and play basketball for our own hometown religiously-funded and -administrated institution of higher learning, St. Louis University. 

First off, Mr. Davies, you're a hell of a ballplayer, and we sorely need those here at dear old SLU. After all, it was kind of exciting when Rick Majerus was brought in as coach, but he's not really pulling his weight in terms of doing the job on the court. You would immediately become the star of the team. Awesome, right? 

Second, premarital sex would be an incredibly welcome change of pace. Hell, we're used to much, much worse from our basketball players. You got kicked off the squad for sleeping with your girlfriend. You did not, however, conspire with a group of teammates to run a train on said girlfriend, and you have yet to be accused of rape of any kind. You cannot imagine how big a step up that actually is from our point of view. 

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My apologies to any ladies who may have been given the vapours by this piece.
​And as for all that apologising to teammates, dude, you'll never have to do that here for engaging in hanky panky. Even moderately unwholesome stuff would probably be okay. You might get some high-fives even. You definitely won't have to prostrate yourself in front of your fellow ballers. Unless you're into that sort of thing. That might be pushing it, though. 

In order to sweeten the pot on this deal and bring you to St. Louis, I'm willing to step things up on my end. If you agree to transfer here to SLU, I will personally go out and purchase you three (3) full boxes of any brand condom you like. I'm also sure we could take up some sort of collection right here at the RFT offices to pay for a prescription for birth-control pills for your lady if you like. Now, just so I'm not accused of painting an overly rosy picture, you'll probably have to hide whatever prophylactics we can acquire for you from the Catholics you would be playing for (they tend to frown on the population controls, you know), but we could totally hook you guys up with like a lock for your bathroom drawer or something. 

Plus, we have a remarkably wide selection of adult boutiques in our fair city, so anytime you and the old ball and chain get to thinking you might want to expand your horizons, I guarantee you'll have an easier time of it here than in Salt Lake City. 

So think it over, Brandon. I know things seem dark now, what with your adventure in non-church-approved nookie having cost you a title chance and all, but when god closes a door he always opens a window, right? (I'm not going to speculate on what the literal equivalent of that homily would be for your current situation, because this is a family site. Okay, it isn't, but still. I don't go full-on blue until the late show Friday.) Come to St. Louis. You can have sex with your girlfriend all you want, and we won't mind. Just ask her first and don't line up the rest of the team in the hallway. 

 We'll buy you protection and celebrate the fact we don't have to read about your exploits with half the material redacted to protect the innocent. Hell, by our current standards you are the innocent! I'm telling you, Brandon, there is a way you can play Division I basketball and still get laid. And we can make it happen. 

I look forward to seeing you in Billiken blue. 

And finally, just to help hopefully seal the deal, I've enlisted the help of a man who's forgotten more about getting in trouble for the sex he's having than you or I will ever learn. 


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Myztikal05
Myztikal05

I don't think that he should have been kicked off the team for this indescency. First and foremost, God, no matter what doctrine, teaches forgiveness. Suspended for a few games would have been more appropiate. Davies crime is more against morality, and something that he will personally have to deal with and less that of the school's. We all know it is a direct violation of the school's honor code, but embarrasing one of your own is never good, especially on a national scale. It actually shows division in who you are. Scripture tells us, "He amongst you without sin, Cast the first stone!" I am pretty sure there have been others who have violated more serious school honor codes than this, and you have never even heard of them. I do agree that punishment should have been inflicted, if a school honor code violation did occur, but I also believe that his punishment should have been lessened due to his own honesty, and cooperation. That says more about Mr. Davies than it does BYU, and the LDS community than anything. A member of the LDS church, and student of BYU, as well as a member of the BYU Cougars Mens Basketball team, was suspended, for being honest about his fault in life, and may even undergo expulsion pending further deliberation. Wow, anyone else at BYU, wanna be honest. Or how about a regular member of an LDS ward. God forgives, when will you?

Goater
Goater

I am LDS and I thought it was pretty funny.

Skaggsboys
Skaggsboys

You are stupid Who would ever want to go to SLU after that invitation except the morally corrupt. So if you seen the corruption roll in you can be sure you invited it. I hope you don't have kids. They deserve better. Tina S

someopinions
someopinions

It's not that I condone BYU, but there are much better (and funnier!) ways to respond to this than suggesting free-range sex if he comes to SLU.

Vanzilla
Vanzilla

He should forgo the religious institutions altogether, and just pick a great secular private university like Northwestern. He'll have Chicago not far away, the lake and beaches in the summer, and a major media market to showcase his talent!

Hell, when he's not taking classes with Nobel laureates or MacArthur genius prize winners, he can sign up for other enjoyables courses where he'll learn to use a "f*cksaws*!

And NU will be a lot more competitive in the Big 12!

GDM426
GDM426

when & where are these late shows on Friday where you're working blue dude?

jacob bardsley
jacob bardsley

One more thing. You make it sound like Abstinance is a shock. Look up how many people in the world practice this besides the Mormons let alone religion, then maybe you can be worthy of your so called blog.Jacob.

jacob bardsley
jacob bardsley

Who is St Looser University? Never heard of em before. It's no wonder your university has never been heard of. Your morals and standards you set off the court reflect what you do on the court. Even the Duke's the UCLA's the Buckeyes have strict rules so that the players don't make stupid decisions. The coaches and university's set these certain rules to decipline them. That's why the "Dukes", the "Buckeye's" are so good, they are very deciplined. Yes, it may seem silly about all of the premarital sex stuff, but most great sporting schools tell each player to be responsable with what they do, but you also have to follow what you signed up for. So you reap what you sow, especially for signing a contract for whatever school it may be. So as far as letting every person in the world know what kind of basketball players are being bred out of SLU or fans, as yourself, I am sure "everyone want's to go to St. looser University now. Way to represent the players and the University.Sincerely,Jacob Bardsley.

KittyLitterKing
KittyLitterKing

Seriously? Has anyone WATCHED them this year? BYU is close either a #1 or #2 seed and one of their starting five wouldn't help a team with a losing record in a gawd-awful conference?

whatever
whatever

This article is awful. The kid is good but he wouldn't start here let alone star here.

Pecunium
Pecunium

It's not morally corrupt, it's social commentary. BYU is trying to have things a bit of both ways. Davies is being punished for being honest, for admitting to a human frailty.

Had he not said anything, this would not be happening. So because he confessed, BYU is playing at being sanctimonious. The church which sells beverages with caffeine and alcohol in its hotels. The church which complains when someone "meddles" in its affairs, but has no compunction about trying to impose it's beliefs on others but engaging in politics (see Prop. 8) in Calif.

I mention the last because it's hypocrisy. The Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints is tax exempt. One of the things that status requires is that the organisations which are tax exempt, not take an active role in politics. The Church does that, which is as much, or more, of an honor code violation than sex outside of marriage.

anonymous
anonymous

i want this mormon polymath to tell me more about the strict rules at ohio state

tdulle
tdulle

Your comments show utter and total ignorance of how college sports work. Ohio St. is a Big 10 school w/ lots of problems. L.S.U. has more national championships in all sports than any other college, and it also is one of the biggest "party" schools. Also, when a player gets suspended at any of the programs you mention, they usually get reinstated a week or two later, not kicked off. And at NONE of these schools is premarital sex grounds for kicking a player off the team as BYU did. Do you know why? Because sex between consenting adults is LEGAL!!!! He didn't beat her up, he wasn't under age and drunk, he wasn't high on crack. But typical of a messed up concept that is BYU, not only is the player humiliated, but how must his girlfriend feel! She didn't do anything wrong, but now her boyfriend loses his scholarship and his team? Is everyone at BYU married or chronic masturbators? Maybe it wouldn't have been a problem if she just wore her special "church provided" underwear. And mormons wonder why people hate it when they show up uninvited to their door.

anonymous
anonymous

i don't know what's more embarrassing--your spelling or your argument

duke's players wouldn't be admitted into the school if it wasn't for basketball. ohio state is the dirtiest athletic program in the country

oh, and mormons are a racist fucking cult

Troutking
Troutking

Who the hell would you take then dumbass? It's a good thing the closest you'll get to a basketball court is the swiveling chair now holding your stupid ass in front of the computer screen. I wouldn't be picky when we have a losing record in an awful conference, and a player comes ready to play from arguably the best team in the land. Who the hell have you been watching?

SLU4eva
SLU4eva

Don't try and pretend our program is bad ass. He is the second best player on the third best team in the country. As an SLU fan, I'll be the first to admit that BYU would spank the shit out of us and Davies would be the closest thing to Jesus Christ for our program. Put away your pride dipshit.

JEBUS
JEBUS

^- Moron, I mean Mormon.

lr
lr

Pecunium, Do you always spew out your ignorance for everyone to enjoy? First, IF Mr. Davies girlfriend is pregnant ( I really don't know). There really isn' t a way to 'not say anything'. Second, The LDS church recommends not drinking caffeine, as it is an addictive chemical. (oh and it isn't sold on BYU campus) The "church" doesn't own hotels. If you are talking about corporations like the Marriott hotels, they were started by a Member of the LDS faith, not the religion as a whole. And next, why do you think the church would donate to one political cause just to lose it's tax exempt state? They wouldn't. There were 3 props through out the states just like 8 in CA . (which all passed) The LDS and Catholic churches amongst others supported them all, many members of all religions donated to the cause, but the church uses it's money and resources (from tithes and offerings) to build chapels and help those in need. http://newsroom.lds.org/offici... . You should check out mormon.org , get a little education.

Christensengrant
Christensengrant

First of all, Brandon Davies is a Mormon, raised with Mormon values, which include abstinence outside of marriage.He signed an honor code pledge which he violated. It doesn't matter what SLU fans or anybody else thinks of that. What does matter is that Brandon honors that pledge. How do you know that Brandon's indiscretion was with his girlfriend? More importantly, why would Brandon care what you know or think? By the way, the Mormon church doesn't own or operate any hotels.

Patrick Sullivan
Patrick Sullivan

I think the main point here is that Brandon Davies agreed to live by these said standards. He knew what he was agreeing to and he decided to break the rule. What is a rule without consequences? And who are you to judge another religion for their choices they've made. I am a proud member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I believe (through prayer and faith) that it's a commandment from God to not have sex outside of marriage. To me that is important. You may have your own values and you may disagree with me, that's fine. But what I don't appreciate is you criticizing a whole religion for the mis-conduct of a BYU basketball player. He knew what he did was wrong yet he did it anyway. There must be consequences when a rule is broken.

In fact I think it show how much BYU (the Church) loves it's members. They realize the worth of one soul is more important than winning some sports title.

anonymous
anonymous

i enjoy the people lauding byu for its integrity.

racist cult punishes black kid for having sex with white woman. wow, such honor!

jacob bardsley
jacob bardsley

Wow... well said anonymous!!! It took me a second to figure out if this was a child or an actual adult... Thats a great argument you passed back at me, so in reallity your argument is the embarrassing one....... and a good way of a "childish comeback". I thought children were the only ones who use curse words to fight back.... You must not be a Mormon. How do i know this? You said we are a cult, so obviously you are not a memeber. You know, us Mormons get this all the time;  "Mormons are not Christians" or "Mormons are a  cult" You would think that a smart person like you, would actually know if we were a cult or if we were Christian. But since your not you go off of what the internet says or what others say. If I knew you were a guy that worked at Mcdonalds, would it be fair to say that every person that works at Mcdonalds is a Homosexual or Mexican? Because thats what i heard. So in theory, what your saying is nonsense and a good sense of ignorance.

Oh ya by the way, since im in a cult i am going to use my powers and my horns to gore the hell out of ya.

Guest
Guest

You can't talk about someones 'embarassing spelling' when you're grammar isn't much better. Go ahead, talk about the basketball players. This article, and all articles on the Brandon Davies matter are on the honor code. NOT The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. You have no right to call this religion anything. You read the Book of Mormon and tell me it isn't a true book. You say it's not? Try writing any scripture that is remotely close to that found in the books belived by the Mormon faith. Think what you want but please don't say degrading remarks about my faith. ~ 15 year old member of the LDS church.

Zacass1
Zacass1

The kid wouldn't be an upgrade plain and simple.

Myztikal05
Myztikal05

Actually to go along with your statement, premarital sex is forbidden no matter what the doctrine. And yes Mr. Davies did sign an honor code pact which he did violate, but I do believe the punishment was and is to extreme. The young man showed deep and most sincere loyalty to his values by swiftly confessing. Scripture tells us that God is quick to forgive us our sins when we sincerely, honestly, and swiftly confess. Mr. Davies did so, there is no need to make his punishment known abroad. He has to deal with this issue personally already. The issue really bothered him, to the point he admitted it to someone. He could have lied and continued playing, but he was honest and suffers more humiliated fate. I think that we all are forgetting the precedent being presented here. People are being shown that honest comes at a high price, and that maybe they shouldn't be honest about their faults, unless they want to endure public humiliation. I applaud Mr. Davies for his honesty, I think he has punished himself enough. I understand that the school must keep a standard and not allow others to think that doing such things go unpunished, but at the sametime we must also make sure the punishment fits the crime. God Bless us all.

Laura
Laura

Its funny the church not cult didn't bring race into it...you did. The young man was "punished" because he chose to break the honor code he signed.He wasn't forced to sign. He chose his beliefs and chose BYU he isn't being punished for having sex with a white women! He broke a rule he is being punished for breaking it, they could care less who he broke it with. If it was another BYU student they would also be punished.

(I notice you cant stand behind your comments...Anonymous thats a laugh , more like ignorance!)

Pecunium
Pecunium

The thing is the honor code is predicate on the interpretations of the Book of Mormon.

And the book has some problems. The whole, "white and delightsome" which the darker races will become. The problem of the missing cities, the wheels, the foodstuffs which didn't exist in the Americas before Europeans came, the reference to coinage, the horses...

So, while there may be decent moral philospphy in the book, it has some problems too.

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