Because of this action the honor code at BYU became big news. Lots of news and sportscasters disagreed with the university for suspending him but they respected the university anyway because they stood strong with their rules. Much ado was made about BYU standing by their own honor code when many other universities ignore, sweep under the carpet or wait to discipline students until after the big game or season.
Brandon is a modern hero not for what he did to get suspended but for what he has done since. He didn't go public and rail against the university. Instead he followed the strict guidelines for his potential reinstatement. He wasn't even guaranteed that they would accept him back at BYU. But he went through the process and in essence repented of his actions and has recently been reinstated and now can practice with the basketball team as they prepare for their upcoming season. Brandon is a hero for taking responsibility and going through the difficult process of making things right. The whole time accepting that he might not be allowed back. Hurrah for honor: honor of the school that does the right thing at an inconvenient time and honor of Brandon Davies for sticking to his values and making it right.
You can read more about it here http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700175462/Jay-Evensen-Brandon-Davies-should-have-been-story-of-the-week.html and here http://espn.go.com/espn/commentary/story/_/page/howard-110901/brandon-davies-return-byu-rare-positive-story-college-sports
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