Cardale Jones Responds to Josh Rosen’s ‘Football and School’ Comments with Hilarious Tweet

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UCLA quarterback and noted hot tub enthusiast Josh Rosen made headlines on Tuesday after his thought-provoking comments about the challenges of being a student-athlete went viral.

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Cardale Jones knows all about that. Back in 2012, when Jones was still just a third-stringer for the Buckeyes, he created a media firestorm with a tweet asking why he has to pretend to be a student.

“Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL,” Jones wrote in a tweet he quickly deleted, but never actually went away. “We ain’t come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS.”

Interestingly, Jones and Rosen are talking about the same issue from different perspectives. Both recognize the hypocrisy of the NCAA, which pretends to care about academics when everybody knows the real goal is to make bank. The difference is that Rosen actually wants to go to class.

“Football and school don’t go together,” Rosen told Bleacher Report’s Matt Hayes. “They just don’t. Trying to do both is like trying to do two full-time jobs.”

“No one in their right mind should have a football player’s schedule, and go to school,” Rosen continued. “It’s not that some players shouldn’t be in school; it’s just that universities should help them more—instead of just finding ways to keep them eligible.”

Of course, Cardale Jones eventually had a change of heart. In May he actually graduated from Ohio State with a degree in African-American and American Studies. So Jones just could not resist giving some free advice to Josh Rosen on Tuesday.

Check out his hilarious tweet:


Well played, Cardale Jones. I’m not really sure what you mean. But I like it.

Hat Tip – [FTW]

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