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Published: Friday, May 14 2010 3:46 p.m. MDT

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oldcougar

Too bad. He's an exciting player who could have contributed a lot the next couple of seasons. I hope he does well wherever he goes. I think the Cougs will be OK...plenty of talent.

Y Ask Y

What? They don't do background checks on their athletes before admitting them to BYU and giving them a scholarship? Sounds like negligence on Rose's part, if you ask me.

Alpine Coug

Honestly Chris B/hedgehog, as usual, we loyal Cougar fans, are always flattered by your fascination and obvious affection for all things Cougar. Although many have speculated about your never-ending enthusiasm for the men of Provo, we respectfully submit that there is "car wreck" up on the hill that is far more worthy of your attention as a Utah fan.

Yes, we have lost a couple of outstanding athletes-one of whom will probably be returning (Unga), while coach Boylen has personally lost four players-none of whom will be returning.

And, as per your regular pattern-we thank you for being the very first to comment on this Cougar article. It is almost like you have a DesNews scanner that alerts you immediately of any new Cougar sports articles.

Again, we so appreciate your genuine desire to be good neighbor to your Cougar friends and family.

Alpine Coug

Chris B/Hedgehog: As usual, we loyal Cougar fans, are always flattered by your fascination and obvious affection for all things Cougar. Although many have speculated about your never-ending enthusiasm for the teams of Provo, we respectfully submit that there is more interesting news up on the hill that is far more worthy of your attention as a Utah fan.

Yes, we have lost a couple of outstanding athletes-one of whom will probably be returning (Unga), while coach Boylen has personally lost four players-none of whom will be returning.

And, as per your regular pattern-we thank you for being the very first to comment on this Cougar article. It is almost like you have a DesNews scanner that alerts you immediately of any new Cougar sports articles.

Again, we so appreciate your genuine desire to be good neighbor to your Cougar friends and family.

John Pack Lambert of Michigan

It remains unclear from the article, was Loyd a student at BYU in January of 2009 when he was cited for underage drinking?
If he was not then a student, then he had not yet agreed to live the honor code, and so he could not yet break it. BYU does not retroactively impose rules on students and punish them for previous failings.

If he had been admitted, he would have already signed the honor code, but to what extent students are held to its full rules before admitance is another question.

Beyound this, it is the honor code because it is built around people seeking to live up to its requirements. Background checks would be the anti-thesis of it.

Lastly, these are crimes. They are violations of the law. Are people out demanading that other colleges and universities do background checks on their players?

Cats

The article stated that it was NOT an honor code issue. It kind of sounds like they just weren't getting along. Also, I believe it states that the legal troubles were WHILE he was at BYU and NOT BEFORE he enrolled. In that case, running a security check wouldn't have turned anything up. Just Sayin'.

TrueBlue

Thank you Chris B for you insight, but, if I were a Utah fan whose best friend played for the U, I'd be more worried about the U finishing closer to .500 than my rival.

BlueCoug

Unfortunately for Loyd, it's looking more and more like Coach Rose was right about having Michael leaving the team.

It's too bad that he wasn't more committed to doing what he knew that he was supposed to be doing. Loyd has lots of potential, but he's throwing away golden opportunities because of personal issues that he seems unable or unwilling to address.

Hopefully, this will be a wakeup call to Michael.

Come On

I can't even believe there is a story about this! Seriously who hasn't been cited for a speeding ticket, and if they haven't, I can count at least 90% of the people on the roads everyday that should be. The other matter should never have been brought up either because half of the kids under 21 should be cited for this as well, they just haven't been caught. I know kids that are going to BYU next year that are doing this now and have been for awhile. I see this as a chance to throw Mike under the bus and it's embarrassing that anyone would stoop this low. It doesn't have anything to do with anything. Don't even bring up the honor code either, almost everyone attends could be kicked out with that thing!

Buster

Chris B

A young man has legal issues, and you find joy in it? This goes past the game and deals with real life issues that could eventually hurt this young mans future, and it makes you happy?

Loyd had already left BYU, so today's news does not affect the program. Where does your sense of joy come from?

If things like this, and a wishing a .500 year from a school with 10 wins in the past four years is what it takes to make you happy, I seriously suggest you find another hobby. Get a job, take some classes, get a girlfriend... get a life.

I would hate to be where you are now.

Michael. Good luck getting your life figured out. You have so much ability to let it go to waste. Find yourself a place to play the game you love and excel at. Work the academic end, and keep focused on the important things.

I wish you the best at whatever program you land at. You have the skills. Don't let them go to waste. The NBA is not looking for players with baggage, but they do give second chances.

Good Luck Michael.

Turtle

Sad story. Best of luck to Michael as he has a lot of talent.

I would hope that the U fans would just stay off of BYU boards and comment on their own. We should do the same and respect them...

93 COUGAR

Thanks to the utah fans. After every BYU article they continue to prove Max Hall correct.



Dixie Dan

I guess a new requirement for keeping the Honor Code will be to have a clean DMV record.

Spicy McHaggis

Harvey will be back next fall. No doubt about it.

SportsFan

It's sad that juvenile Utah fans like Chris B find so much pleasure in the troubles of one young man.

As far as Harvey is concerned, we all know that the probable reason that Harvey withdrew from BYU, wouldn't have even raised an eyebrow up on the hill.

Esquire

Move on, folks. It didn't work out. It's not the end of the world.

Southern California

Not an honor code violation?? Are you kidding me??

dhsalum

Anyone who says BYU will go .500 next year needs to look at the schedule, it's not gonna happen. They will win at the very least 7 games.

And "Come On"-- I'm sure there are a lot of people at BYU not living the honor code exactly but seriously, a lot of people go to BYU because they want to learn and live in that kind of environment, and they enjoy it. Not everyone is like you, bro...

donburi

SoCal, did you even read the article? Or you are commenting on a comment? The article makes it clear that there were no known honor code violations when the decision to part ways was made...

BYUHOCKEY

Anyone that gets a DUI (for alcohol or drugs) has a longstanding problem. They need help. What i would like to see is BYU do background checks, checks with friends/family, ongoing drug testing (urine and blood), and also have the coaches out and about for curfew checks etc. Take the kids who are at risk and plunk them down with an NCAA approved "family" whether that be a professional babysitter resident assistant in the dorms or a real life off campus foster family who get paid to be mom and dad. These athletes are after all, professional athletes plain and simple. 'Student athletes' is just jargon for the title IX masses. The athletes are given scholarships in exchange for tuition, books, room and board allowances, etc and in return they are to represent the school they play for. in the case of BYU or any other school they also represent the honor code of that given school. BYU's honor code happens to stricter than most. the players are thus getting PAID TO PLAY. thus they are professional athletes. so let's expect what any employer would expect of their employee in a contract.

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