There's a new trend on social media that involves athletes and final exams

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Friday May 19th, 2017

Who cares about getting an education when you can get a retweet?

It appears that many students can get out of taking final exams if a certain athletes respond to their request on Twitter for a retweet. 

And now this seems to be a trend on the social media tool.

Kobe Bryant actually came through for a student on Thursday.

Aaron Rodgers did the same on Friday.

A quick search of Twitter shows that Kobe and Rodgers are just two of many athletes who have been hit up with similar pleas.

 

Memo to teachers across the country: The real challenge would be to get a follow, not a retweet. A retweet seems like a fairly easy task to get out of final exams.

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