BYU wide receiver Devon Blackmon has allegedly been suspended for the team’s first game for wearing earrings.
“Rules are rules … Abide by them or suffer the consequences … Looking forward to the Texas game,” Blackmon reportedly Tweeted on Tuesday, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
When a reporter asked him about the suspension, Blackmon, who has since deleted his Twitter account, replied, “yea, We have team standards, and there’s consequences if you don’t follow them, I shouldn’t wear earrings But I’ll bounce back.”
According to CBS Sports, “the BYU honor code prohibits — among many, many other things — male students from having their ears or any other part of their body pierced.”
Blackmon “is a former Oregon signee who transferred to BYU after a single season at Riverside City College.”