Ohio State Suspends QB Cardale Jones for Tweeting Classes Are Pointless

Mike Hoag@MikeHoagJrCorrespondent IIOctober 6, 2012

Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones has been suspended for Saturday night’s contest against the Nebraska Cornhuskers after tweeting that classes were pointless.

Jones, the team’s third-string quarterback, voiced his opinion that classes are pointless and that he only came to Ohio State to play football on Friday morning via Twitter.

That tweet, shown below, earned him a night off as the No. 12-ranked Buckeyes take on the No. 21-ranked Cornhuskers in prime time Saturday night.

As a result of the national recognition of the remarks, the freshman Buckeye’s Twitter account has been taken down.

While it may have been a childish and harmless act, players must understand the level of scrutiny they are under. The Ohio State football program is represented by the comments its players make through social media.

That’s why the school took action.

Bill Rabinowitz of the Columbus Dispatch contacted the school after noticing Jones was absent from warm-ups on Saturday night.

Ohio State confirmed to Rabinowitz that Jones was suspended for the game:

#OSU confirms that QB Cardale Jones is suspended for tonight's game for tweeting yesterday that classes are pointless. #buckeyes

— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) October 6, 2012

As a freshman, Jones’ playing time has been nonexistent, as he is third on the depth chart and still learning head coach Urban Meyer’s system. Meyer values integrity, and he’s sure to remember this incident when making decisions about Jones’ playing time in the future.

Junior second-string quarterback Kenny Guiton has looked sharp in backing up starter Braxton Miller. His job looks secure from the athletic, 6'5" freshman Jones for the immediate future due to these recent developments.

Mike Hoag Jr. is a Breaking News Team writer with Bleacher Report and also covers the NFL and the Cleveland Browns for the site.