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Twitter Athlete of the Week: OSU’s Cardale Jones

We like to give out awards here at OTR. Many times, they are to ourselves, which is nice because everyone likes to win awards. It makes us feel good.

And today’s award is for Twitter Athlete of the Week, which is presented once every two months. The winner? Cardale Jones from Ohio State! Congratulations, Cardale! You won!

And let’s see what tweet earned you this prestigious award. Cardale took to Twitter this week to have an intellectual discussion about the role of classes in the lives of student athletes and how these classes can enrich their lives to make them more well-rounded citizens.

“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,” Jones tweeted.

Cardale is too busy for classes because he’s extremely engulfed in studying the playbook as the third-string quarterback. What if the starter gets hurt during a game? And then, what if his backup also gets banged up? Cardale has to go in the game! He needs to be prepared! Knowing works of Voltaire isn’t going to help him identify the blitz of Central Michigan!

In reality, there is probably truth in his eloquent tweet that didn’t contradict itself in anyway or display any irony. Many student athletes find ways – or are helped to find ways – around classes. That’s just the deal. But, we think that this tweet is utterly hysterical coming from a guy who hasn’t played all year.

So, congratulations, Cardale! You’re OTR‘s Twitter Athlete of the Week!

One Comment

  1. Chad

    October 10, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    It seems he should at least attend his English classes. It’s quite obvious he didn’t attend them while in high school. Honestly, how in the hell did he even graduate or have good enough grades to be on his high school team…let alone make it to college!!

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