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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 21 2012 2:25 p.m. MST

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sdunn
Spanish Fork, UT

To me this should be freedom of speech and religion for him to be able to put on a fireside. I think this could have been a law suit waiting to happen.

wer
South Jordan, UT

So, they hold one at Stanford, and it's not allowed here??

Does that mean if he should go to Stanford, that the Cardinal will be cited for recruiting violations?

hmataele
West Valley City, 00

Its because he held the event at Standford, he wasn't going for an official visit to one school and holding an event at another. That's why it becomes a conflict. It can look like he is visiting two schools instead of one. Which would violate the NCAA rules which say he can only officially visit five schools. If they held the event at BYU or at an offsite venue he would have been fine. Its too bad.

RockOn
Spanish Fork, UT

Glad they cancelled it. Felt too much like the Jake Heaps/Stout/Apo press conference. Hold a fireside AFTER he's done something. Too much pub for a high school kid.

aComment
Centerville, UT

To sdunn,

Freedom of speech and religion is a constitutional prohibition against the Federal Government restraints. It is NOT a right required of all other groups. Therefore, the NCAA can have it's own rules which are punishable only by withholding the privileges that the NCAA grants. It're really no different from their restrictions on boosters making promises to athletes. Likewise, private business contracts can have non-disclosure agreements. Likewise, your rich uncle can tell you to shut-up or he'll write you out of his will. Likewise, you can tell your kid to apologize to his Mom or he won't get to use the car tonight. Almost everyone in America is allowed to withhold granting privileges to others based on what they say. The constitution only says that the Federal Government can't criminalize speech.

Scott C
Ephraim, UT

Would love to have heard his family speak. I love faith stories. Hope he will come to byu.

fred Vaenuku
san mateo, ca

Jabari gave a fireside in Oakland temple just last summer and it was pack. His older brother Christian Parker who has serve a mission in Atlanta and Jabari's mom spoke first. It was a great fireside which I enjoyed Christian and their mom talks. I hope they will reschedule his fireside for a later date cause its one to go here how they were raise by a strong LDS mom.

Johnny Moser
Thayne, WY

Seems like the story missed the point it was trying to make. Think the story implies that because the fireside was held at the UofU institute it might conflict with the NCAA requirements. The reporter and/or editor could have done a better job of stating what, I am guessing here, they know but didn't tell us.

Seems like someone could have moved the fireside down the hill to somewhere around S. Temple and Main or State without too much trouble.

NeilT
Clearfield, UT

Don't have much expectations that he will choose BYU. It doesn't matter that much to me. I just hope people respect his right to choose for himself and don't get down on him if he plays for another school.

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