Remember the BYU honor code violation by former Cougars forward Brandon Davies? And how much his suspension cost the Brigham Young University college basketball team during March Madness and the height of Jimmer mania?
Well, BYU football will have to man up without their star linebacker Spencer Hadley for five games. BYU announced Hadley was in violation of the school honor code, but as per custom, did not announce the specific nature of his violation.
A photo obtained by The Salt Lake Tribune from the University of Utah via a Government Records Access Management Act (GRAMA) request depicts Hadley partying at what appears to be a Las Vegas club. However, the SLT will not publish the photo so unfortunately we do not have it either.
Here is the BYU Honor Code again FYI.
Live a chaste and virtuous life
Obey the law and all campus policies
Use clean language
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
Tuesday morning, BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall announced that Hadley, a starting inside linebacker, had been “suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules.”
And if you’re unclear about the origins of Mormon beliefs, the tenets upon which are founded the BYU honor code, the video below sums it all up in a nice six minute cartoon:
Or you could watch the South Park version of how Mormonism began in the United States:
However, the strip club picture was sent in by a self-described “Die hard Utah Utes” fan. Therefore he could be making things up again. That’s why the main newspaper of Sal Tlay Ka Siti isn’t publishing it. Then again, the pic must be legit if Mendenhall is suspending his player over it.
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