Famous athletes are doing their part to help students get out of taking final exams, part of an ongoing social media trend.
All they have to do is retweet the student’s post, and an entire class can be in the clear. Kobe Bryant, Aaron Rodgers, Odell Beckham, John Wall, Von Miller and Dez Bryant are just a few of the athletes who have been begged for a retweet. In many cases, they’ve come through.
Well, add Arizona Cardinals DB and former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu to that group. One student reached out to the Honey Badger on Monday morning to skip a sports marketing final.
— Mags♓️ (@Andrew_Magri12) May 22, 2017
Well, it didn’t even take Mathieu 30 minutes to respond to the plea.
On one hand, this trend sheds light on the open channel social media provides between prominent people and their fans. On another hand, it shows how popular Mathieu has become after four years in the desert.
In 2015, Mathieu was named to the Pro Bowl and was a First Team All-Pro after recording 80 tackles, 5 INTs (one returned for a touchdown), 17 passes defended and a forced fumble.
Mathieu certainly wasn’t the first, and he won’t be the last in this new trend.