BYU Fan Claims Jimmer's Sweat has Healing Powers
January 31, 2011
Gil Espy, The College Basketball Enquirer
PROVO, UT -- Jimmer Fredette's sweat has the power to heal, this according to a Utah woman who claims that perspiration from the BYU star is responsible for the disappearance of a scar that she had carried since childhood.
Anita Johnson, a 43-year old, lifetime resident of Provo, claims that Fredette's sweat struck her in the face midway through BYU's 71-58 victory over San Diego State last Wednesday. Hours later, according to Johnson, a scar on her chin- the result of a near tragic dairy cow attack some thirty years prior- had suddenly disappeared.
"At first I though 'ewwww' because some of his sweat had landed on my lower lip and my chin," said Johnson, a substitute teacher who, on weekends, plays cowbell in an Amy Grant tribute band. "But when I looked in the mirror just a little while later, I screamed...'cause my scar wasn't there no more. My lips weren't chapped no more neither."
"I knew right then and there that it was Jimmer's sweat that had healed me."
The ability to heal is just the latest in a long list of accolades this season for Fredette, the likely frontrunner for national player of the year honors. With just five home games remaining on BYU's schedule, however, Johnson- who isn't a season ticket holder- hopes that her first encounter with Fredette's sweat wasn't her last.
"I've had ringing in my right ear for years now," said Johnson. "Had I known Jimmer's sweat was magical, I'da put some of it on my finger the other night and given myself a wet Willie."
Fredette, whose eighth-ranked Cougars travel to Laramie to take on the Wyoming Cowboys on Wednesday, was unavailable for comment.