Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer during the Buckeyes' 17-16 victory over… (Gregory Shamus / Getty Images )
We’ve seen how exasperated Ohio State football Coach Urban Meyer has become this season when his team struggled to execute on the football field.
So we can only imagine his reaction when a tweet by his third-string quarterback Friday morning went viral.
“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,” tweeted Cardale Jones, who hasn’t played a down this season.
Oh Cardale, where do we start? Maybe with the importance of paying attention in English classes.
Jones attended Glenville High in Cleveland — and oh aren’t those folks proud today — and signed with Ohio State in 2011. But his enrollment was delayed — his academic record needed to improve (shocker!) — so he spent time at Fork Union Military Academy before joining the Buckeyes.
Jones’ tweet has since disappeared, along with the rest of his Twitter account.
Maybe we shouldn’t be too hard on Jones, though. Sadly, he simply (and we mean that literally) expressed an opinion held by a number of college athletes.
Ohio State responded with a statement that said, in part, that the university reminds its “student-athletes” not to post “anything that could embarrass themselves, their team, teammates, the university, their family or other groups, organizations or people.”
Yeah. Don’t embarrass … people.
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