Looks like one of Urban Meyer’s top recruits is going to have detention after tweeting nonsense this morning. Sure, there are plenty of arguments against the NCAA labeling players as “student-athletes” to avoid having to pay workers compensation, alongside the fact they are the foundation and face of a multi-billion dollar industry. Regardless, what Buckeyes third string QB Cardale Jones tweeted this morning would not aid in those arguements.
Jones, who has yet to play a snap in his freshman campaign, took to Twitter early this morning in an effort to cry about attending classes at Ohio State University. See below
In the words of former NFL coach and current ESPN analyst, Herman Edwards, “Don’t send! Don’t send!.” Obviously once the public got word of the ridiculous rant, Jones deleted the tweet and coincidentally his account has been removed from Twitter altogether.
Look folks, I’m sure most freshman student-athletes despise the idea of having to attend class in addition to practices and games, but the fact an Ohio State player said it makes the university look weak, particularly after tattoo gate resulted in a bowl game ban and of course the departure of the almighty Jim Tressel.
There’s simply no excuse for making such an ignorant complaint about having to attend class, especially from a highly touted recruit who Meyer has high hopes for. Everybody knows that top student-athletes get preferable course loads and professors, not to mention plenty of extra help (personal tutors, books, etc.), so what gives?
Classes may seem unnecessary for many of these kids right now, but what about when they don’t make it to the pros before or after graduating? Most of them won’t make it- we knows this already, so shouldn’t there be a large emphasis on education from the coaching staff? So, who’s fault is it again?