Posted October 05, 2012

Ohio State third-string QB Cardale Jones: “Classes are pointless”

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Ohio State backup quarterback Cardale Jones says going to class is pointless. (Tweet courtesy of landthieves.com)

Ohio State third-string quarterback freshman Cardale Jones gave his opinion on Friday via Twitter about what he thinks about attending class, reports the Detroit Free Press.

“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 wrote on Twitter.

Jones’ twitter account has since been deleted.

Jones is in his first season at Ohio State and hasn’t played this season. He will likely redshirt, and is behind behind Braxton Miller and Kenny Guiton on the depth chart.

Jones spent a year at a prep school in Virginia to take care of his academics after signing with the Buckeyes out of Cleveland Glenville High last year.


52 comments
Fran
Fran

What a moron.  He sounds like some of Urb's Florida players.

 

 

Anaximenes1
Anaximenes1

cardale ain't got no time for going to any silly classes---he in town to play ball and party with the osu chicks baby.  Let him loose!

DennisS
DennisS

Non-starter, kicked off team for poor academic performance by this time next year, kicked out of school for not attending classes, commit crime, go to prison before 2014.

T.K.
T.K.

The fact that Ohio State actually held a scholarship open for him while he improved his academic standing at the prep school (roll your eyes here) means he must be a better prospect than any other QB they felt they could sign in this incoming class.  However, given Braxton Miller is only a sophomore, this kid's chances of having enough playing time to think a pro career is a possibility is quite a longshot.  I'm actually impressed that he got a comma into his Tweet, although the "ain't" didn't exactly dazzle the Rhodes Scholarship committee, I'm sure.  My guess is that the young man has never been taught the most important skill in life:  How to learn.

djm4672
djm4672

He's right. He's an employee of the OSU football team. Just like everyone else. Just not very smart.

John4
John4

A classically stupid tweet.  How can Cardale be so clueless?

John4
John4

Why bother spending a year at a prep school to "take care of his academics" if all he is there to do is play football?

Cardale, congratulations.  You win the prize for idiotic comment (and person) of the day/week/month/year.  

Don't you realize that your football playing ability and talent will take you lots of places otherwise typically not available?  Cardale, unless you are guaranteed to go to the NFL, (AND YOU AREN'T) why not use your head for something other than as a helmet holder?  Why not GO TO CLASS, so you will have a college education to fall back on IF you are not one of the ONE TO TWO PERCENT of college football players who goes on to a high paying career in the NFL?  Cardale, be honest, (and you clearly are that, according to your twitter post) isn't the point of college to get a college degree?  Cardale, do you REALLY think you will go to the NFL?  No.  OK, then attend class, graduate, and get an executive track job with an employer.  Make lots of money (not compared to NFL players), but vastly more (over a lifetime) than those without college degrees.  Cardale, seriously, HOW CAN YOU BE THIS STUPID?   

Robert31
Robert31

Last I heard they are STUDENT-athletes. This KID better get his act together or it wouldn't be long before we see him on skid row. What a waste of a scholarship!

Nine Vegetable
Nine Vegetable

He's a 3rd string QB and behind Braxton, who's only a sophomore.  IF he ever starts (which I doubt), it won't be until he's a senior.  Extremely slim chance of him ever playing professionally.  Cardale is exactly the kind of kid who should GO TO CLASS.  And be grateful that someone is paying his education for him.

jayking_1998
jayking_1998

Nice to see the commitment to academics at The Ohio State University. 

Joe30
Joe30

Do we perhaps care a bit too much about sports in this country?

mwr5053
mwr5053

This guy had better be sternly reprimanded or deleted from the program soon by Urban M. A transfer to an SEC school (not Vandy) might be in order!

James24
James24

joez, you forget that he knows the system better than you.  You can actually father enough children, same girl or different girls, so that you no longer can be held accountable and provide support for them.  Don't believe me, fire up google and be amazed.  As for the rest, yep, he will be serving you your burger!!!

James24
James24

don b meen to him, he no this cup is not his dixe cup, not 4 drinkin!!  Hi skul was da tufes 8 yeers of his life!!

harper626
harper626

Did you go to high schoolDon't go to college.   Go straight to the pro's.   See if they will take dumb asses.    This is really a reflection of the distorted emphasis on athletics over education in many of our nations colleges and universities.

 

nr_buckeye
nr_buckeye

Give him the boot Meyer.  What kind of idiot doesn't understand what the term 'student athlete' entails?  If he's already that much of a punk he has no place at OSU.  We don't need another Clarret or Pryor!  

me1
me1

When I was a statistics TA at Ohio State, I gave the grades to the professor and he asked if they had been "adjusted". "Adjusted?" I asked. "I didn't know the grades were based on a curve." "It isn't", he said. "The University requires us to adjust the final grades for athletes and low-income students". Yep...that's right. If you were a "special" student and you did "C" work, you got an "A". Did "D" work and you got a "B".

JoeZientek
JoeZientek

In four years or less, this chap will be at your local car wash drying your car for $4 an hour.  Then he will wonder why he is not making $100K a year to support his six kids fathered with six different women. However, he will sport some cool tats and wear his expensive Air Jordans.  WINNER.... NOT!

twokingz.rk
twokingz.rk

"We ain't come to play school,..." says is all. Which is why he had to go to Ginia to "get learnt how to speek" I wonder how much his agent paid the prep school to fake his GPA?

TerryArtripe
TerryArtripe

I agree we dont need  more of Tressel type idiots,,trying to help them out of slums if they think like that,there headed down that road of being a loser there whole life

rmgrear
rmgrear

DUMP him now, Urban, he has attitude and he is only a freshman! Alas, an ungrateful one as well! O-HI-O his ass outta there! GO BUCKS!

childress.stephen1
childress.stephen1

Unbelievable.  The jerk gets a free ride through college and then has the gall to slap the face of the college that has given him a chance for an education that literally hundreds of thousands of would-be students are dying for but can't afford!  Take the damned idiot's scholarship away immediately and let him walk the streets looking for a job and a way to "play"--he's not deserving of a place in an academic environment that he will never appreciate and that others deserve.

ChanceArmstrong
ChanceArmstrong

He has a point. If you are good enough of an athlete you should be allowed to go to an NFL development league such as the Arena League. Give the spot to someone who would actually use it. If you just want to play football I dont see the issue.

GaryGray
GaryGray

Coach Meyer must be very proud. You can take the dog out of the junkyard but you cant take the junkyard out of the dog.

bilmar318
bilmar318

Cardales future:

Would you like fries with that order?  Will it be for here, or to go?

bilmar318
bilmar318

sounds like he still needs a lot of work on his academics.

James L
James L

Was he being a little sarcastic?

T-G
T-G

This idiot has needs an immediate dismissal from the team. Revoke his scholarship and send him home on a Greyhound bus. He's an embarrassment to The Ohio State University. We have too many black eyes to endure morons like this representing our team.

jweller3
jweller3

Slow news day so let's pick on OSU......haters hate.

stabmasterarson21
stabmasterarson21

When you're third string classes should be everything because it means your future as a studmuffin is kinda slim.  Good luck w/ the m/m wage job in a few years, Loser!

Craig
Craig

Setting aside the often questionable English used in tweets and text, it's pretty obvious why this young man needs to attend classes.  His language skills would never pass muster at any job interview for much beyond fast food, employment that doesn't require a degree.  I guess he answered his own question:  THAT'S WHY!

DanRevas
DanRevas

I would love to see exactly what classes this guy is taking.

rfrantz
rfrantz

"we ain't come to play SCHOOL..." Even as an Economics Professor, I can state that a few English classes would NOT be pointless.

Steve27
Steve27

 @T.K. Alas, one has to want to learn before one can truly learn how to do so.

RonAglund
RonAglund

 @mwr5053

 Do you have some type of special knowledge about SEC schools? As a general rule one state university is very much like any state university.

When you walk into a doctors office and see that he graduated from the University of Kentucky do you immediately turn around and leave because YOU know the truth that he's obviously incompetent because of where he went to school?

John4
John4

 @nr_buckeye And yet you got another Pryor or Claret.  His name is Cardale Jones, and he is an OHIO STATE BUCKEYE.  

Steve27
Steve27

 @ChanceArmstrong Yes, but until that happens, he is in SCHOOL.  Last I checked, schools are built around academic, not athletic, programs.

ChanceArmstrong
ChanceArmstrong

With the system the way it is, him being forced to go to college just to play football that spot is being taken away from someone who really could use it. If you just allow him in the Arena League, everyones happy.

nr_buckeye
nr_buckeye

 @bilmar318 More like "Yo want fries wit dat burgah?  Eatin' up har er takin' wit ya?"

John4
John4

 @James L No, sadly he was not being sarcastic.  He is just an immature idiot who actually believes what he put on twitter.  

John4
John4

 @jweller3 actually jweller, an OHIO STATE BUCKEYE made an incredibly idiotic comment on twitter, and, because he is a football player, the twitter was reported (due to its incredible idiocy) on the news.  Instead of your idiotic comment about "haters hate" how about idiots from Ohio State (whoops, that's redundant) stop advertising their idiocy (and failure to grasp the obvious) publicly?

That would make far more sense, than "haters hate".  

T-G
T-G

jweller3 haters hate?? This is a moronic tweet. If you love The Buckeyes you should be embarrassed by this idiot. This does NOT represent our university.

webbyswim
webbyswim

 @jweller3 really? the kid appears to be an academic idiot. OSU was supposed to be above the fray in having men with integrity play football. hold on, i just spit out my milk laughing at my own statement. "haters hate"... you appear to be a lemming.

John4
John4

 @DanRevas Dan:  I believe you meant "NOT TAKING".  (Scheduled for, but not actually taking/attending).  

stabmasterarson21
stabmasterarson21

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