Cardale Jones destroys heckler, has best Twitter account in football
Cardale Jones' Twitter presence is almost as entertaining as his on field performances, here is a deep dive into the Ohio State star.
Cardale Jones entered the 2014 season as Ohio State's third-string quarterback and was best known for a tweet sent back in 2012.
For many, that tweet was all they knew about the 6-foot-6 quarterback that runs like a tank and has a howitzer for an arm. When Jones took over the starting job after J.T. Barrett broke his ankle against Michigan, that tweet resurfaced and, briefly, defined Jones. Once he stepped into the spotlight as the starter, the perception of Jones changed for most as we learned a lot about him as a player and a person over the course of a few months.
On the field, Jones showed off his natural ability. We marveled at his arm strength, his ability to shrug off tackles from defensive linemen and destroy poor defensive backs that tried to bring him down in the open field. Jones also let us in to his personality off the field. He owned up to his "we ain't come to play SCHOOL" tweet, but he also became one of the most entertaining follows in college football.
On Thursday, Jones fired back -- rightfully -- at a "fan" who tweeted at him that he shouldn't be tweeting about anything but football and should be solely focused on bringing another title back to Ohio State. First, don't tweet that at athletes. Ever. It's really dumb. (Actually, maybe it's better to just never tweet at athletes, but I digress.) The idea that an athlete should only be focused on football 24/7 is an insane thought.
Second, Jones was tweeting about a social justice issue. We usually see the "stick to sports" angle when athletes are going out to party or something, so kudos to this Twitter hero -- who has since deleted his account -- for coming after Jones for simply having an opinion on something.
#AllLivesMatter why is it that the only ones getting beaten, killed when unarmed, & mysteriously dien in custody are African American— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) July 23, 2015
This is just the latest example of Jones being amazing on Twitter, so here is some more fine work on the social media service and a glimpse into his top interests (almost all of which are Chipotle).
• He caused mass panic with a "May Fools" joke where he made everyone think he was transferring to Akron.
• Jones really wants to make sure folks have the right information when reporting on him destroying a kid in the NCAA Football video game on a hospital visit.
Man I wish everyone stop saying I beat a kid in the hospital 91-35.... It was 98-35, had 91 with 1:26 left in the 4th pic.twitter.com/TAJxefv5A4— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) February 10, 2015
• When the same kid asked for a rematch, Jones had some trash-talk for him -- obviously in good fun.
@bearfoley rematch? You sure? May I remind you....... 98-35, lucky that wasn't on PS4, I really took it easy on you bro— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) April 23, 2015
• He's also a really good guy.
Prayers goes out to my buddy @bearfoley & his family, Jared is back in hospital, but with prayers & support, he'll be back on his feet— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) June 15, 2015
What an honor to team up with @MakeAWish to make one lucky buckeye fan dream come true— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) July 3, 2015
• Jones tried to woo UFC star Ronda Rousey at the ESPYs, so long as he didn't have to deal with another UFC fighter.
Soooooooo @RondaRousey what you doing after the show?— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) July 16, 2015
@RondaRousey but if you already talking to a UFC fighter I'm cool— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) July 16, 2015
• He has desires to get into the culinary arts.
I wish I knew how to cook— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) July 23, 2015
• However, if he doesn't learn how to cook, he always has Chipotle. He LOVES Chipotle.
All honesty tho, I can live off chipotle— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) July 23, 2015
man I'll be 280— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) July 23, 2015
Theirs no hiding from me pic.twitter.com/MFXrtlmpLw— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) July 15, 2015
Chipotle so good man— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) July 15, 2015
Just got out of class, chipotle, here I come— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) June 3, 2015
Can't keep me away from bae pic.twitter.com/0vi7fSuq2A— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 2, 2015
Is it a Chipotle in the Atlanta airport?— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 1, 2015
Chipotle needs the fast lane passes like Cedar Point lol but it's worth the wait pic.twitter.com/ciSWvds6PL— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) April 22, 2015
Chipotle is calling my name— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) October 28, 2014
• When not eating Chipotle, he enjoys ice cream.
Who trying to go get some cold stone?— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) July 3, 2015
• He has an adorable daughter.
CHLOEEEEEEE pic.twitter.com/yvyOiMJHkZ— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) April 29, 2015
Big Girl pic.twitter.com/bI0jBgyjVT— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) July 14, 2015
• Jones got in a prolonged Twitter battle in the NBA Playoffs with Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah.
Noah on bench watching Cardale Jones on the public address mic mouthed, "you ain't in the SEC"— Anthony Lima (@SportsBoyTony) May 7, 2015
@JoakimNoah watch yo mouth before I give you these hands chump— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 7, 2015
Mannnnn I know @JoakimNoah tired of getting dunked on— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 10, 2015
Just in case @JoakimNoah don't know 3-2...... CAVS— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 13, 2015
• He's just like us!
I have plans on not leaving the house today— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) July 19, 2015
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