NCAA Star Bounced for Having Sex

6-foot-9 center Brandon Davies 'heartbroken'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2011 2:02 AM CST
Updated Mar 3, 2011 3:30 AM CST
NCAA Star Bounced for Having Sex
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(Newser) – A star cager at Brigham Young University has been bounced from the NCAA basketball team after he admitted having sex with his girlfriend, according to several reports. Center Brandon Davies, a 6-foot-9 sophomore who's the third highest scorer and leading rebounder on the powerhouse team, is "extremely remorseful and heartbroken," according to school officials, who wouldn't confirm why he was cut. The Cougars, ranked third in the NCAA, were drilled by New Mexico 82-64 yesterday in the first game since Davies was axed. Davies was cut for breaking the team's honor code, which prohibits premarital sex, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

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It's hard not to break the rules at Utah's Mormon university, which requires students to lead chaste and virtuous lives, to be honest, attend church regularly, and abstain from alcohol, tobacco, tea, coffee and all substance abuse. Davies is off the team for the season, and officials are now considering whether to expel him, reports NBC Sports. But coach Dave Rose is holding out hope that Davies could play with the team again sometime in the future. Davies has apologized to his teammates. “Everyone makes mistakes,” said one of the players. “We are trying to help him get through this.” (Click to read the school's entire honor code.)

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