- Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Brigham Young University is selling shirts emblazoned with a made-up word that landed a Mormon leader in hot water after his son attempted to capitalize on the expression.

BYU spokeswoman Carrie Jenkins said Friday that the university received 16 shirts with the word “ponderize,” one day after mid-level leader Devin Durrant apologized for his son’s effort to sell “ponderize” T-shirts.

Jenkins says the shirts came from a longtime supplier to the store that’s not affiliated with Durrant.

He coined the word during a speech at the church’s conference Oct. 4, urging Mormons to ponder and memorize a Bible verse. His son’s website selling the shirts went up within hours of the speech.

Durrant is a former NBA player and part of a panel overseeing the faith’s Sunday school program.

KUTV first reported the story.


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