Jimmer Fredette's Got No Class: BYU Tells "Distraction" to Bounce

Alex MonacoContributor IIApril 13, 2011

HOUSTON - APRIL 03:  Jimmer Fredette of BYU received the 2011 Naismith Trophy Presented by AT&T at the NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Program on April 3, 2011 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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College basketball's AP player of the year Jimmer Fredette has made a move, and it's not a step-back jumper from 27 feet.  

Brigham Young University has "kindly" requested that Jimmer Fredette no longer take classes for the remainder of the semester, and Jimmer has complied.  

It's apparently getting to be quite the spectacle in Provo as of late, so much so that Jimmer has elected to take online classes during the remainder of his year enrolled at BYU.

What if Jimmer doesn't want to take online classes?

Jimmer Fredette has reached "superstar" status in the likes of Cougar country but that doesn't mean he has to comply to the requests of the University he attends....right?

Fredette is entitled to his education just like any other student is who pays tuition.  So what if he went on the Jimmy Kimmel show and missed some school?  College kids support him, heck, they idolize him.  Why can't everyone just embrace him so he doesn't have to rock a hood around campus 24/7?

This kind of elite status for athletes happens everywhere in the country.  In high school my kickball team was undefeated.  During our run to the championship, I couldn't turn a corner without someone wanting to snap a photo of "Team **********."  

What do you think life was like for John Wall and company on Kentucky's campus last year?  Or how about Kemba Walker this year?  Sure some athletes drop out in preparation for the draft but its the athletes choice regardless. 

After everything Jimmer has done for the school and the NCAA sports nation, he should in no way shape or form bow down to the requests of the almighty "college university" that he goes to.

If the main issue is really because students are distracted of their classmate about to go to the NBA, then give the nation's leading scorer some one on one attention!  My goodness.  Do I have to be the one to come facilitate a hangout between a BYU professor and Jimmer and deem it "class time" or can it just be done?

He's a kid like me and everyone else who is in their teens or early 20's.  What ever happened to "you are now free to roam about the country?"