This is how I see it. If we learn from our mistakes, then positive growth
occurs. However, if we don't learn from our mistakes then the lesson
second time around probably won't be as comfortable. I love it when Alma
talks about how we can either humble ourselves or we will be humbled (God's
way of showing his love). Anway, I wish Hadley positive growth and a successful
Welcome back, Spencer Hadley! Stay true!
Spencer, play hard, and work just as hard to thank all who have helped you along
the way...you are a fortunate young man.
Great article, congrats to Spencer, It sounds like he is glad he got caught so
he could live through this experience and correct his ways.
What a refreshing attitude he has, no whining about what he did or the penalty
for his actions.
Isn't it wonderful that we can be forgiven if the repentance is sincere.
There's not a greater blessing in this world.
I'm still scratching my head over just what was so bad with what Spencer
did to merit a 5 game (reduced to 3) suspension. Yes, I understand the Honor
Code at BYU but what he did certainly doesn't mean he should have been
suspended for 3 games. Also, why can't BYU keep quiet on "honor
code" violations and keep that between the student, coach and the
"I'm just really grateful that something like that was able to come
from such an ugly situation."Remember when BYU fan was so angry
he was turned in? They were so upset about the source of the information of him
partying in Vegas. They were so angry they did not even think about this young
man's well being. Well guess what? The man says he is grateful that he
is getting a chance to straighten things out. If he had not been turned in, he
might still be partying. As a Utah I wish this young man good luck.
Thinkman,Are you serious? I mean, this isn't a prank remark is it?
Do you really know what ALL happened? Do you really think that a star
player could sit out for 3 to 5 games and have no one notice? This kid is a
prospective NFL player and a lot of people have their eyes on him. I can just
imagine the likes of people who know nothing about any situation, writing an
"editorial" about the secrets that BYU are keeping with their student
athletes.The Church and BYU has to walk a very fine line in cases
like this and I think they do a WONDERFUL job. A lot more is one the line here
than a football game.....a life of a young man and student. Something other
schools should try looking at.
I still wish someone would report why exactly his suspension was reduced from
five games to three. Seems to me if you're going to suspend a guy for five
games, you keep your word and hold him out for five games. To reduce it --
without making it clear upon the original sentence that there was a chance it
could be reduced -- just looks weird.
Bark,Look at all the people who blasted BYU for even telling people that
Hadley had been suspended. BYU is a private university. They tell you the bare
minimum as to what the media would dig up anyway, then leave it at that. The
reason the suspension was reduced is simple: Hadley got his actions together.
Nothing more needs to be said.
To BarkforSark, Coach Mendenhall gave the five game suspension before the Honor
Code Committee made their decision. It was the Honor Code Committee that
reduced the number of games due to the facts of the discretion as well as
feedback from Coach and Spencer's Bishop. The Honor Code Committee
informed Coach Mendenhall during the week that they recommended 3 game
suspension. This is like when a School will issue a punishment before the NCAA
does it. Based upon the facts, the NCAA will issue their punishment and the
School can adjust.
@JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt BYU fans were angry that he got caught and
didn't care about his well being? Please, by all means, name one of
them.I didn't realize you were omnipotent enough to channel the
thoughts and minds of all BYU fans. Perhaps there were a few who said stupid
things. More out of frustration that utah was going to be one step closer to
dodging a bullet again without him on the field.I for one
didn't have a problem with it, and wished him the best at getting his life
BarkForSark -- It is pretty simple, BYU was playing a triple option team and
they needed their linbacker to take away the fullback and poof - 5 games goes to
3. Isn't that what a BYU fan would say if Whittingham reduced a
suspension for one of his players?
First, and foremost, as a Christian and fellow member of Hadley's church, I
know who Spencer Hadley is in the eternal sense and I'm grateful that he
has learned from his mistake.Second, I still would L-O-V-E to play
the Utes head to head WITH Spencer Hadley.BYU by 7.
BleedCougarBlueEnid, OKFirst, and foremost, as a Christian and
fellow member of Hadley's church, I know who Spencer Hadley is in the
eternal sense and I'm grateful that he has learned from his mistake.Second, I still would L-O-V-E to play the Utes head to head WITH Spencer
Hadley.BYU by 7.If only we could go back in time! But
as is, we'll never know what the outcome of that game would've been if
Hadley had not messed up big time. But, there's no sense in looking back.
The Utes won and we lost and both teams are moving on pretty well so far.
Let's hope they keep tearing it up!Go Cougars! Go Utes! Go
Spencer, don't worry about all this talk. You're a fine young man.
Keep working hard. Keep playing hard. Good luck and good life.
"I still would L-O-V-E to play the Utes head to head WITH Spencer Hadley.BYU by 7."Bleed:Well then, the Utes get back Brian
Blechen (the object of Y "fan" scorn last year) and Kenneth Scott.Result: 5-in-a-row, 6-of-7, 10-of-13.