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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 17 2013 2:40 p.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT


What's wrong with announcing it as an Honor Code violation, if that's what it is?

As long as the details are kept confidential between the individual and Honor Code office, it really doesn't matter. People are going to speculate regardless of what's announced.


I hope recruits are watching. Whether your LDS or not, you have to ask yourself if you really want to put yourself in this type of a situation. BYU has the right to determine who will play for them. But as a recruit, am I willing to risk the embarrassment, loss of scholarship and eligibility that could come from an honor code violation?

BYU wants to be different and more power to them. Hadley knew what he was signing up for. But as a recruit, do you really want to be treated this way if you make a mistake?

Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah


An Honor Code with no enforcement is really nothing more than a suggestion code.

Don't kid yourself, though, every school has rules that, if violated, could result in a player getting kicked out of school. BYU's rules just happen to be unique and more strict than most and, while some recruits may shy away from such restrictions, other recruits openly embrace those restrictions.

Beverly Hills, CA

BYU touts the Honor Code as something to be proud of but gets on the people who report the offender? Makes perfect sense.

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