There was a lot of hubbub last week over the Deadspin article about BYU, racism and the honor code co-written by former BYU professor Darron Smith.
The Deseret News asked me to write a response. I passed. Frankly, I was more interested in writing about my grandson.
Truth is, outside of Utah, this story had zero impact — certainly not on the national scale that Brandon Davies' story did. That's because BYU's decision to suspend Davies was unique and given the circumstances, newsworthy; the story of disgruntled, pampered athletes, many of whom were charged with criminal activity, isn't that ground-breaking, even if cloaked as racism in an attempt to further a story. But I'm not completely dismissing every claim made in the Deadspin story either, which I'll get to later.