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BYU's Harvey Unga a supplemental draft hopeful

We’re still five days away from the start of the 2010 NFL draft, but we’ve already got a name to keep an eye on for this summer’s supplemental draft: BYU running back Harvey Unga.

Unga is reportedly leaving BYU because of an honor code violation and hoping to enter the supplemental draft, which takes place each summer and typically involves players whose college football careers ended unexpectedly after it was too late to declare for the April draft. Last year the Redskins made Jeremy Jarmon the only player taken in the supplemental draft.

Unga ran for more than 1,000 yards in each of his three seasons at BYU and was considering entering this year’s draft before announcing in January that he’d return to BYU.

“I am staying in school and looking forward to playing my final season of college football,” Unga said at the time. “I want to finish my college education, and I hope to play well and do my best as a senior to help our team.”

It’s not clear what Unga did to violate BYU’s honor code, which prohibits activities ranging from plagiarism to the use of alcohol and tobacco to growing a beard to “promoting homosexual relations as being morally acceptable.”

BYU women’s basketball player Keilani Moeaki, who is described as Unga’s on-again, off-again girlfriend, is also reportedly leaving the school over an honor code violation.

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  1. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Apr 17, 2010 2:38 PM

    Unga Unga Unga.
    Sincerely,
    Captain Caveman

  2. stiller43 says: Apr 17, 2010 2:44 PM

    I actually laughed out loud at the beard comment, mostly because it was partly witty humor (unlike Florio’s norm).
    Then I remembered that it is actually against the rules. Who else but Mormons?…*sigh*

  3. The Wishbone says: Apr 17, 2010 2:45 PM

    Clearly, he and his girlfriend got caught doing something terrible. It was probably nothing to do with growing a beard, though.

  4. robert ethan says: Apr 17, 2010 2:46 PM

    Keilani grew a beard and that made the elders immediately suspicious of her boyfriend.

  5. EG says: Apr 17, 2010 2:50 PM

    “growing a beard”….really????

  6. SATAN says: Apr 17, 2010 2:58 PM

    She’s pregnant

  7. as260191 says: Apr 17, 2010 2:59 PM

    I believe he plagiarised a piece of work about a bearded drunk who fell in love with a gay smoker.

  8. sgcrys says: Apr 17, 2010 3:12 PM

    I bet they had sex. And liked it.

  9. Gautam says: Apr 17, 2010 3:21 PM

    growing a beard to “promoting homosexual relations as being morally acceptable.”
    ————
    ummm what ?

  10. Chiefs2010 says: Apr 17, 2010 3:32 PM

    those draconian BYU ethics rules get you over time
    /unless you wear sunglasses at night and your names Jim McMahon

  11. Slow Joe says: Apr 17, 2010 3:42 PM

    @SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK: LOL! Even though your screen name sucks. :-)
    ~Bucs fan

  12. sixfootsunday says: Apr 17, 2010 3:54 PM

    I’m sure they just had sex.
    The honor code has many stupid rules in it, just like many states have stupid laws still on the books. They still exist for no other reason than no body really cares enough to take them off or waste time when there are more important things to deal with.

  13. Chiefs2010 says: Apr 17, 2010 4:16 PM

    The honor code has many stupid rules in it, just like many states have stupid laws still on the books. They still exist for no other reason than no body really cares enough to take them off or waste time when there are more important things to deal with.
    _____________
    From what I’ve heard, the Mormon’s stick to the no-homo, beard thing..
    /I am indifferent either way.

  14. FireJerryJones says: Apr 17, 2010 4:35 PM

    So he’s marrying a bearded lady and joining the circus?
    Seriously got to do wonders for their recruiting.

  15. charlesanakin says: Apr 17, 2010 4:59 PM

    As a mormon I can tell you all that BYU is a religious school and there are many schools (religious ones) that have similiar honor codes. My suspicion is that the article writer is gay and venting. Otherwise what else could that statement possibly have to do in any way with this article? Especially when he immediately followed it up with the bit about the GIRLFRIEND leaving due to honor code violations.
    About the beard thing, its odd but the world champion Yankees don’t allow long hair not beards if you will all remember and that doesn’t seem to draw much in the way of mocking/questioning.
    Charlesanakin

  16. Dogsweat says: Apr 17, 2010 6:09 PM

    Mitt Romney 2012 America’s Mormon President.

  17. Chiefs2010 says: Apr 17, 2010 6:32 PM

    FireJerryJones says:
    April 17, 2010 4:35 PM
    So he’s marrying a bearded lady and joining the circus?
    Seriously got to do wonders for their recruiting.
    _______________
    haha
    been down that road, and no, I was not drafted.
    /Barnum & Bailey’d

  18. Chiefs2010 says: Apr 17, 2010 6:42 PM

    Dogsweat says:
    April 17, 2010 6:09 PM
    Mitt Romney 2012 America’s Mormon President.
    _______
    anyone who can take down Obama.

  19. brasho says: Apr 17, 2010 6:50 PM

    They got caught engaged in premarital sex. Go ahead, judge the Mormons, then judge yourself for belonging to your religion that likely has some crazy rules of their own (catholics eating the body of Christ, etc, baptist people speaking in tongues and dancing like drunken fools)… or criticize yourself for having no faith in anything…we’re all hypocrites. Either way, keep throwing stones, people.
    The Mormons are too strict, the Jehovah’s are freaking crazy, 7th Day Adventists are ridiculous, Catholics are a group of robots from an organized crime family, the Protestants make their own rules, the Jews rule the media, Baptists feel they need it’s their duty to tell you how righteous they are, and the Atheists steadfastly refuse to believe anything which is in itself nearly a religion… and then their are the Muslims, the world’s fastest growing religion and the vast majority of them, despite the fact that it says in the Koran “to respect other people of the Book-Jews and Christians” are the most hateful people on the planet (and they actually hate the Atheists/Satanists even more than the Jews and Christians).
    Ugggh, religion, we should just start not acknowledging anybody’s religion, even Atheists that feel the need to tell you that there is no God even more fervently than the Tebow’s of the world preach their messages of peace.

  20. Dogsweat says: Apr 17, 2010 7:29 PM

    Dogsweat says:
    April 17, 2010 6:09 PM
    Mitt Romney 2012 America’s Mormon President.
    _______
    anyone who can take down Obama.
    Yes,
    Utah is the model on how America should look. Huckabee and Romney will bring Religion back to America.
    I can’t wait to see Alcohol and Tea gone in the rest of the US.
    No- NFL team will move to Salt Lake because everything is closed on Sunday. And Mormon law forbids anyone to go out.
    I want these values for the rest of the country.
    Especially beer drinking -Sunday football watching NFL fans.
    Romney and Huckabee 2012.
    Bow down to Mormonism.

  21. rydendonkeys says: Apr 17, 2010 7:49 PM

    Mormons are beyond hope.
    Brigham Young – “the penalty for having sex with a black person is death, and it will always be so, this is the word of god”
    Brigham Young – “black people are animalistic, and inferior in intelligence”
    Explain away you racist xenophobic morons.
    Mormons are so stupid, even a mormon did a DNA study proving his own idiotic book of mormon completely false and made up by a compltete charlatan.

  22. Dogsweat says: Apr 17, 2010 8:26 PM

    I live in Utah.
    And in 2012 Mormon Master Mitt Romney will be running for President.
    This religion is so oppressive.
    They look good on the outside -but on the inside they are wolves.
    Polgomy does excist. I have seen first hand. In the 21st century America.
    Everything is controlled here. Internet is monitered.
    This state fits the mold of Nazi Germany of the 40’s
    Women are second hand slaves who are like robots.
    Anybody thats wants Romney for President and believes in freedom is a nut.
    These people follow a cult made up by a sexual deviant.
    NFL fans who want this religion inoffice are completely ignorant.
    These people think it is a sin to watch or go to a football game on Sunday.
    So go vote for Romney.
    Keep hating on Obama at least he allows us to watch football on Sundays and drink beer.
    Mormons aren’t allowed sugar or tea.

  23. Dirka28 says: Apr 17, 2010 9:08 PM

    Why is the focus of this article on the rules of the school. I think the fact that this young gentleman couldn’t follow the rules of his school will be a red flag for NFL scouts. We may see the rules as ridiculous, but those are the rules of the institution that Mr. Unga chose to attend. No one held a gun to his head and forced him to attend BYU when the rules were made clear to him before he even started class. I’m sure the places we work have rules that we don’t agree with but if we agreed to follow them can we really complain if we get fired for violating them?

  24. Dogsweat says: Apr 17, 2010 9:54 PM

    BYU= Bring Your own Underwear..
    Make sure they are magic.

  25. DJSlyBri says: Apr 17, 2010 11:34 PM

    There is one thing all of you are missing. If you don’t like BYU’s rules, then you can attend another school.

  26. Dogsweat says: Apr 17, 2010 11:37 PM

    Why is the focus of this article on the rules of the school. I think the fact that this young gentleman couldn’t follow the rules of his school will be a red flag for NFL scouts. We may see the rules as ridiculous, but those are the rules of the institution that Mr. Unga chose to attend. No one held a gun to his head and forced him to attend BYU when the rules were made clear to him before he even started class. I’m sure the places we work have rules that we don’t agree with but if we agreed to follow them can we really complain if we get fired for violating them?
    Go read the so called BYU honor code.
    It is impossible to keep.
    You could violate the code by wearing shorts.

  27. JackGonzo says: Apr 18, 2010 12:19 AM

    Dogsweat wins…bring your own magic underwear? Brilliant

  28. Dirka28 says: Apr 18, 2010 12:36 AM

    Why is the focus of this article on the rules of the school. I think the fact that this young gentleman couldn’t follow the rules of his school will be a red flag for NFL scouts. We may see the rules as ridiculous, but those are the rules of the institution that Mr. Unga chose to attend. No one held a gun to his head and forced him to attend BYU when the rules were made clear to him before he even started class. I’m sure the places we work have rules that we don’t agree with but if we agreed to follow them can we really complain if we get fired for violating them?
    Go read the so called BYU honor code.
    It is impossible to keep.
    You could violate the code by wearing shorts.
    I agree that the honor code is a bit ridiculous for the way I live my life and for the way most people live their lives, but the point is no one forced him to go there. He chose to go there knowing the rules. The NFL has rules too, some of which seem pretty silly, but you choose to play NFL football you have to follow the rules, he chose to go to that school he needs to follow the rules or transfer.

  29. sixfootsunday says: Apr 18, 2010 2:44 AM

    Polgomy does excist. I have seen first hand. In the 21st century America. – Yeah, but they aren’t Mormons.
    Everything is controlled here. Internet is monitered. – LOL!! Just say No to Drugs.
    This state fits the mold of Nazi Germany of the 40’s. – That is just crazy. Once again put the drugs down.
    I lived and worked in Utah for years and had a positive experience. It really isn’t bad. Some people are unhappy and bagging on Mormons is the easiest thing to do. I don’t get this, if you don’t like where you live then move.
    I get it you don’t like Mormons, but come on, in any large group of people you will find the good and bad, Mormons are no exception.
    Can we get back to football now?

  30. godofwine says: Apr 19, 2010 12:39 AM

    I was in the Navy for 12 years and the UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice) says that sexual positions other than missionary are STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
    It was a stupid rule and I don’t know anybody who followed it. It didn’t stop me from violating that code every time we hit port. The “Compund” at Curacao….whooowee! Nothing like violating a rarely enforced rule for the sake of pleasure.
    HooRah! Thank you USS Estocin (FFG-15) for all the good times.

  31. heartstl says: Apr 19, 2010 9:01 PM

    They were caught french kissing.

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