To me this should be freedom of speech and religion for him to be able to put on
a fireside. I think this could have been a law suit waiting to happen.
So, they hold one at Stanford, and it's not allowed here??Does
that mean if he should go to Stanford, that the Cardinal will be cited for
Its because he held the event at Standford, he wasn't going for an official
visit to one school and holding an event at another. That's why it becomes
a conflict. It can look like he is visiting two schools instead of one. Which
would violate the NCAA rules which say he can only officially visit five
schools. If they held the event at BYU or at an offsite venue he would have been
fine. Its too bad.
Glad they cancelled it. Felt too much like the Jake Heaps/Stout/Apo press
conference. Hold a fireside AFTER he's done something. Too much pub for a
high school kid.
To sdunn,Freedom of speech and religion is a constitutional
prohibition against the Federal Government restraints. It is NOT a right
required of all other groups. Therefore, the NCAA can have it's own rules
which are punishable only by withholding the privileges that the NCAA grants.
It're really no different from their restrictions on boosters making
promises to athletes. Likewise, private business contracts can have
non-disclosure agreements. Likewise, your rich uncle can tell you to shut-up or
he'll write you out of his will. Likewise, you can tell your kid to
apologize to his Mom or he won't get to use the car tonight. Almost
everyone in America is allowed to withhold granting privileges to others based
on what they say. The constitution only says that the Federal Government
can't criminalize speech.
Would love to have heard his family speak. I love faith stories. Hope he
will come to byu.
Jabari gave a fireside in Oakland temple just last summer and it was pack. His
older brother Christian Parker who has serve a mission in Atlanta and
Jabari's mom spoke first. It was a great fireside which I enjoyed Christian
and their mom talks. I hope they will reschedule his fireside for a later date
cause its one to go here how they were raise by a strong LDS mom.
Seems like the story missed the point it was trying to make. Think the story
implies that because the fireside was held at the UofU institute it might
conflict with the NCAA requirements. The reporter and/or editor could have done
a better job of stating what, I am guessing here, they know but didn't tell
us.Seems like someone could have moved the fireside down the hill to
somewhere around S. Temple and Main or State without too much trouble.
Don't have much expectations that he will choose BYU. It doesn't
matter that much to me. I just hope people respect his right to choose for
himself and don't get down on him if he plays for another school.