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Published: Tuesday, March 22 2011 4:00 p.m. MDT

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Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

If swearing got you disciplined at BYU there would be no athletes to play basketball or football.

BYU Student
Provo, UT

Foul language, especially one slip, should never cost you your job at BYU. Let's get some higher-ups, and I mean general authorities, involved in this. I know plenty of BYU employees, and I know plenty that have uttered foul language. I love BYU, but some students are far, far to judgmental. They are too quick to cast stones from inside their bubble. It's a foul word. Not a big deal. As far as I know BYU won't do a THING if you swear once. So this is preposterous. Shouldn't get fired for such things.

Ann Arbor, MI

Careful, big brother is watching.

Draper, UT

The tattletale who got him fired will surely be expecting a better spot in heaven for doing so. And I'm sure the tattletale will also tattle on me for this comment.

Orem, UT

There had to be something else to it...


Oh my gosh BYU, really, I can point to professors that would have to be fired too.

Salt Lake City, UT

This story reminds me of the one last week about the pregnant student in Logan who felt forced to drop her class instead of risking a bad score on a test. What on earth makes these tales of petty student grievances headline news? DesNews, you're bigger than this, right? Or trying to be. Leave the student grievance stories for the student newspapers.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

You know, been there - done that.

Not the slipping and letting a curse word out (well, okay, that too) but had to make a tough, confidential decision, based on a number of factors, then been criticized in public for only part of the story with no way to answer back.

Maybe he was let go for one slip of the tongue. I'm not saying that doesn't happen at BYU. But I'm willing to wager we're not hearing the full story. BYU can't tell it, and the boy doesn't have to.

Too bad for everyone.

salt lake city, UT

I heard his interview on Doug Wright's show today....it sounded like there were previous "coaching" or disciplinary meetings for performance and coupled with BYU's statement; he wasn't fired just for swearing. That was simply the last straw.

Riverton, UT

I think the person who turned the guy in for swearing should come out publicly and say why he/she decided to be a tattle tale. So self-righteous.

murray, utah

even the lord for gives us we are not perfect and neither is the school

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

Am I reading Daily Universe? Why on Earth this story got to this Deseret News seciton? Come on.

JK in S
Portland, OR

Since when is swearing against the honor code? I know its discouraged, but I've never seen anything that makes it a violation of the code.

In My Humble Opinion
South Jordan, UT

A friend once said, "When your kid comes home from school in trouble, the first thing out of their mouth is a lie, but if you let them keep talking, the truth comes out."

Let the kid keep talking...

Overton, NV

There is more to this story. There has to be. I once cussed at a brand new professor while working and didn't get fired for it (the guy was in the wrong, but I should have showed better judgment). I just can't believe that somebody would be fired for this one offense. Bosses usually will go out of their way to keep people who are good workers.

That's A Good One
Meridian, ID

Funny how many naive commenters there are on here who actually believe the student was fired for a single swear word and nothing else. Some of you must lay awake at nights waiting to pounce on any article that suggests (with or without any facts) that BYU might have wronged yet another student. Get a life people. Isn't there a "Jimmer is a ball hog" or "BYU will be one and done - 'mark it down'" or "Utah's basketball program has a bright future" fantasy bandwagon article you can go jump on with your silly display of ignorance? Not that a lot of you haven't done that already today.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

I guess that means there won't be a J Golden Kimball building erected any time soon.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Get kicked out for having a normal girlfriend. Get fired for swearing.

Hey, there's a kid without a part in his hair! Get him!

American Fork, UT

It's ironic how quick to judge people are about being too quick to judge. We don't know the whole story as to why he got fired.

Fresno, CA

How is this a sports article?!

brookings, SD

Kind of funny really. I recall a good saint cussing when the enemy almost killed him in neat little battle. I guess we should have kicked him out of the unit. Straightened that boy up.

How utterly silly. My goodness.

I once told my son that he was allowed really swear if he saw a car full of nuns go off a cliff. That was enough grief to cry out. If there was no car full of nuns, then don't cuss. Save it for the horrible things.

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