Friday, March 04, 2011


I have to comment on the Brandon Davies situation. Especially since BYU lost last night. It was tragic. I've heard a lot of people say "why couldn't he have kept his mouth shut until the season was over?"

Because he has honor.

He screwed up. He violated the honor code that all BYU students are required to abide by. He had guilt, he admitted his wrongdoing. He's off the team. It's a logical turn of events. BYU is strict with their honor code, whether you are a regular student, or star game-winning athlete. I applaud Mr. Davies, because he did the right thing. Even if it meant devastation to his team and their record. I also applaud BYU, for sticking to their guns, and not allowing him to play.

I want my Cougars to win, but Mr. Davies was thinking of the Long Term. Not just the short term. Long term gain always trumps Short term, in the way of Spiritual matters.

It's sad, I won't lie, but I know he did the right thing. And that is most important.

SO--Yesterday wasn't so bad on the diet! Well, I did have to go to the church dinner/dessert, so I got there 20 minutes late so I wouldn't feel tempted. Unfortunately for me, I arrived right about the time they were having huges slices of marbled cake. UGH. But I sipped my lemon water, because I had already eaten my diet food at home. GO ME.

Hubby got in last night, and all is well at home. I hope everyone has a good weekend!


Devon Ellington said...

I agree. You sign the contract, you honor the contract. You don't like the contents of the contract, you go elsewhere. Once you've agreed-- you're bound. It's not just about a name on a piece of paper. It goes beyond that.

Anonymous said...

I had to look up who your talking about. good for him. I bet his team hates him, though.


Cassaundra said...

They will turn this into a situation that not only sets the example, but gives them strength to do better in his absence.

Yes, it sucks right now for him, but I think in the long run, he will be admired for his willingness to go through this process by the ones that mean more to him. And who knows, all this attention, he's bound to go pro with someone now right?