I have a hard time killing the kid for feeling this way, but tweeting “we ain’t come to play SCHOOL” is pretty dumb on a number of levels. From The Huffington Post:
Cardale Jones, the third-string quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes, doesn’t understand what the heck he’s doing going to classes and having to learn things at college.
“Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain’t come to play SCHOOL classes are POINTLESS,” he tweeted.
The tweet was quickly deleted but not before several blogs and media outlets caught it.
Stuff like this doesn’t do Ohio State any favors but I can’t imagine Jones, Rivals.com’s 12th best recruit in 2012, is the first player at a big school who has felt this way. Or any player at any school. I mean, let he who hasn’t sat through a boring class cast the first stone.
Jones’s Twitter account has since been deleted. Social media is such a weird thing. Some coaches are trying to ban their players from Twitter, (which seems like an uphill battle that you’re doomed to lose) but Buckeye coach Urban Meyer isn’t one of them.