Safe to say things have changed just a bit for the then-true freshman in the two-plus intervening years ... including Jones' Twitter presence, which he used Thursday to show off an impressive willingness to confront his above infamous past -- even if maybe he's not over the response to it entirely, as you'll see:
faith and family, NOTHING is more important then education #StudentBeforeAthlete— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) April 2, 2015
It's only a lesson if you learned from it— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) April 2, 2015
Btw, the quickest way to get block, tweet me "we ain't come here to play school" BLOCKED!!— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) April 2, 2015
though I was playing get dat ass BLOCKED— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) April 2, 2015
Jones' current Twitter bio: "Funny How Life Changed." Remembering where Jones was back in fall 2012 -- an embarrassment to his school and program off the field, a three-star, third-string footnote on it -- he's correct: it is most certainly funny how a life can change.