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College Golf Team Suspended After Posing Nude For Unofficial Team Photo

The key word for the above photo shoot was tasteful, hence the reason why every member of the Bethany College golf team had golf clubs (with covers) strategically covering their man parts. Unfortunately, much like George Costanza and his foray into the timeless art of seduction, the team obviously put their trust in the wrong person.

Bethany College, a small liberal arts school located in Lindsborg, Kansas and is affiliated with the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), had quite the controversy erupt when the above photo began circulating depicting the entire golf team in the buff, posing for a photo for what is being referred to as an unofficial team photo.

Imagine the shock and dismay experienced by Bethany College athletic director Jon Daniels (who also happens to serve as the school’s golf coach – ugh) when this photo showed up in his email inbox.

From a report (via Off the Bench):

“I had no idea they were doing it,” Daniels said. “After one of (the golfers) put it on Facebook, then it got sent to me.

“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,” Daniels said. “But I think they understand now.”

Oh, the team understands now all too well. You see, Daniels had no choice but to suspend the entire team for three tournaments, a move which will no doubt be especially damaging to the season prospects for a team who, according to the report, has “won 11 of the last 15 KCAC (Kansas Collegiate Athletics Conference) championships. There are no plans to appeal the decision by any member of the team at this time.

But, as said above, this is what happens when you put your trust in the wrong person. One moment, you’re trying to relax and have a little fun during a photo shoot, the next thing you know, you’re captured on film for all perpetuity looking like this:

Ouch. Well, either that or pictured standing butt naked with a driver covering your genitals. One of the two.

Bethany suspends golfers after racy picture [ (via Off the Bench)]