Never be shocked when an elder falls. We are all human, and we all have our ungodly lusts. The issue we have is to not follow them, for that will lead to pain, if not scandal. (I have no involvement in US College Football, and no knowledge of the virtue, if any of Southern College students).
Many will mock. Many will say that the faith is fallen, because of man. But this is not so. The faith always remains. For it is founded on Christ, and God is not man, that he would repent. He is faithful.
17 But you, beloved, ought to remember the words that were spoken beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, 18 that they were saying to you, “In the last time there will be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts.” 19 These are the ones who cause divisions, worldly-minded, devoid of the Spirit. 20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life. 22 And have mercy on some, who are doubting; 23 save others, snatching them out of the fire; and on some have mercy with fear, hating even the garment polluted by the flesh.
24 Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, 25 to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.