Gordon talks and is back in school

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Jamont Gordon is back in Starkville but still hasn’t made up his mind about his NBA future.

He has until April 27 to enter the draft, while the deadline to remove his name is June 16, which is 10 days prior to the draft.

He said he was back in class today.

That’s key because athletes can only have eight unexcused absences in a semester and be eligible the following year. Having missed two weeks, he was becoming borderline.

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5 Responses to “Gordon talks and is back in school”

  1. cajundawg Says:

    *deep sigh*

  2. corinthdawg Says:

    I’m just going to assume that his classes are a joke and that the instructors are just giving grades to athletes. No wonder the NCAA camps out in our back yard.

    Here’s an idea. Why don’t the NBA and NFL get together with the NCAA and just decide to call these college sports what they really are, MINOR LEAGUES. The athletes can still hang out at fraternity parties and participate in on-campus activities. They can even get paid for the entertainment functions that they perform. But, unless they are willing to go through what every other student has to go through, they won’t need to go to class and won’t be eligible for a college diploma. Most of them have no interest in this aspect of college anyway, so why fake it with them. Let’s just finally admit that these athletes are in school to provide real students and alumni with minor league entertainment.

    If these athletes are really serious about going to school and getting a degree, give them a scholarship after their playing days are over with. But don’t pretend like they really ever go to class and earn any grades. When I was at State, I rarely saw any of the basketball or football players in class. Baseball players were the exception. But most of the baseball players cared about school and aspired to be something besides a baseball player.

  3. chrisfromcorinth Says:

    I agree corinthdawg. When I was there I literally saw a football player in one of my classes pass his test to another student and she took it for him after she had finished hers.

  4. Braves Dawg Says:

    The baseball team only has what, 11.7 scholarships to hand out? So the rest are either on mom & dads nickel or their own. I’m sure that motivates them to take it more seriously.

  5. Jamont Gordon: So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, good-bye! « Bulldog Maroon & White Says:

    […] to the league on Tuesday. This certainly should come as no surprise to Bulldog fans as Gordon wasn’t on MSU’s Starkville campus attending class for the first couple weeks of April (most likely surpassing his eight unexcused absence limit – but […]

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