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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Jim McMahon on BYU Honor Code: Find Girls Who Keep Their Mouths Shut

By now we have all heard the Brandon Davies story or some variation of it. The BYU center was suspended for the remainder of the 2011 season when he violated the school’s honor code. While it originally did not appear to be a sex issue, it was later revealed that Davies admitted to having sex and rumors swirled that he impregnated a female.

Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon played his college ball at BYU.  In an interview with ESPN Radio on Monday, which Pro Football Talk shared with us, he shared his thoughts on some of the current issues in the NFL regarding illegal hits and the uncertain labor situation.  McMahon’s comments on those topics were a yawn compared to what he had to say about the BYU honor code.

“You had to find girls who kept their mouths shut,” McMahon said when asked about how he managed to stay on the field while attending BYU.

Can you say candid?  We all know college kids are going to be college kids no matter what school they attend, but BYU’s president must have cringed when he found out such a high-profile alumnus had that to say about the honor code.  When the news about Davies’ suspension first came out, part of me didn’t feel badly for him because anyone who attends BYU knows what they’re getting themselves into.  McMahon’s comment just makes me feel bad Davies forgot to wrap it up.



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