Ohio State third-string playmaker calls classes ‘pointless’
Columbus, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Ohio State’s football team is known as one of the best performers in terms of academics, with its multiyear Academic Progress Rate scores making it to the top 10 percent of Division 1 football squads last June.
The Buckeyes also received the same honor last year, a testament to their advocacy that academics should go hand in hand with excellence on the football field.
Apparently, one of their players doesn’t share the same sentiment.
Ohio State third-string quarterback Cardale Jones Friday posted on his Twitter account the note: “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”.
Multiple media outlets captured Jones’ tweet before it and the whole account were deleted.
Jones is behind Braxton Miller and Kenny Guiton on the depth chart and has not played a down for Ohio State.
He signed with the Buckeyes in February 2011, but spent last year at a military prep school in Virginia to boost his academics. He was ranked as the nation’s 33rd-best quarterback in the 2011 class.
He led perennial northeast Ohio power Cleveland Glenville to a 24-3 record as a starting quarterback, passing for 1,689 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior in 2011 for coach Ted Ginn.
Jones threw for 2,168 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior in 2009 and had 14 career rushing touchdowns.