Nude Facebook Photo Gets College Golfers Suspended
The Bethany College men’s golf team is giving Tiger Woods a run for his money. Though we don’t typically associate golf with scandal, it seems that sticky situations pop up every once in a while.
Golfers from Bethany, located in Linsborg, Kansas, posed nude with golf sports equipment strategically placed in front of their genitals and posted the photo on Facebook. John Daniels, Bethany’s athletic director, suspended team members for the next three tournaments.
“I had no idea they were doing it. After one of (the golfers) put it on Facebook, then it got sent to me.” said Daniels. “I’ve been around a long time and I think this is a case of young people who just don’t think beyond the moment and don’t realize who they’re hurting. Until someone sat them down and explained that they did something wrong, they didn’t have any idea, but I think they understand now.”
The team got the idea after seeing UCLA‘s golf team pose for a similar photo. However, unlike UCLA, Bethany is a private Lutheran university.
“We try to teach morals and values, and this is one of those lessons,” Daniels said.
Jac Hiscock, a senior team member who is from England, said the team didn’t mean to cause any harm.
“It was only intended as a bit of fun with the lads,” he said.
Students appealed the three-tournament suspension, but the school upheld its first decision.
Via The Kansas City Star