Cardale Jones Responds To Former NFL WR Who Criticized His Decision To Return To Ohio State

first_img Cardale Jones is now in the XFL…He woulda been a top 10 pick in the 2015 NFL draft…But instead he went back to Ohio State then fell to the 4th roundD1 athletes don’t let them coaches lie to you about the importance of a college degree…If you get a 1st round grade…LEAVECardale Jones is now in the XFL…He woulda been a top 10 pick in the 2015 NFL draft…But instead he went back to Ohio State then fell to the 4th roundD1 athletes don’t let them coaches lie to you about the importance of a college degree…If you get a 1st round grade…LEAVE— 🆎🧢 (@ab89) October 15, 2019However, Jones responded to Bryant’s tweet, claiming he had inaccurately framed the situation and his reasoning for returning to school.“I went back to OSU to finish school,” Jones tweeted. “Something I worked as hard on as my football career. I’m my own man and think for myself. Going back benefited me & my family LONG term. Educate yourself on the situation before commenting and spreading the wrong message.”I went back to OSU to finish school. Something I worked as hard on as my football career. I’m my own man and think for myself. Going back benefited me & my family LONG term. Educate yourself on the situation before commenting and spreading the wrong message. https://t.co/G0i3kiP9iJ— Cardale Jones (@CJ1two) October 16, 2019Bryant is correct in saying Jones’ decision cost him several rounds in the draft. However, kudos to Jones for standing up for himself and being comfortable in the choice he made.The 27-year-old signal caller is a long way from not going to Ohio State to “play school.” Cardale Jones celebrates scoring a rushing touchdown.ARLINGTON, TX – JANUARY 12: Quarterback Cardale Jones #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates after scoring a one yard touchdown in the second quarter against the Oregon Ducks during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Yesterday, the XFL announced that former Ohio State star Cardale Jones would be one of the eight quarterbacks headlining the fledgling league. Jones was assigned to the D.C. Defenders.It has been a whirlwind few years for Jones. After coming off the bench to lead OSU to a national championship in 2014, he made the somewhat surprising decision to return to school.Projected as a likely top pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Jones instead struggled at Ohio State that fall. When he was finally selected in 2016, it wasn’t until the fourth round.Now, Jones is out of the NFL and trying to find his footing in a different league. Former NFL wide receiver Antonio Bryant tried to use Jones as a cautionary tale on Twitter yesterday.last_img read more

Girls basketball: Hockinson 52, Tumwater 38

first_imgGirls basketball: Hockinson 52, Tumwater 38 The Columbian Published: December 7, 2018, 11:01pm By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Receive latest stories and local news in your email: HOCKINSON 52, TUMWATER 38HOCKINSON — Brooklyn Byers 2, Emma Dietel 20, Mackie Kelly 6, Gracie Brammer 7, Adyson Dyer 4, Jasmine Shigeno 5, Meggie Kistler 0, Addie Chappelle 2, Lillie Mueller 3, Kylie Ritter 3. Totals 18 (6) 10-21 52.TUMWATER — Sophia Koelsch 0, Katie Cunningham 7, Natalie Sumrok 14, Olivia Bailon 2, Aubrey Amendala 5, Isabella Lund 9, Courtney Borovec 0, Cassie Kaufman 1. Totals 16 (1) 5-10 38.Hockinson 0 16 23 13–52Tumwater 14 7 10 7–38JV — Hockinson. Hockinson Hawks center_img GO It wasn’t fun early to watch, but in the end, Hawks coach Damon Roche looks back on his team’s win and sees nothing but fun.“It was a fun game to coach,” the coach said, “because the kids didn’t hang their heads.”Especially not after a scoreless first quarter and trailing by as much as 16-0 before getting their first points in the second quarter.After that, Hockinson cruised against a team Roche described as the most aggressive the Hawks have seen all season. Emma Dietel led a balanced scoring effort with 20 points. Share: Tags Share:last_img read more

Mat Classic: Union girls win state team title

first_imgMat Classic: Union girls win state team title Blaine repeats as champion, Daugherty goes out a winner GO 235 – Jaelyn Sayler lost by pin to Shaylynne Allen (Newport) 0:44, eliminated.UNION115 – Kayla Brosius def. Iyazely Barraza (Othello) 10-4; def. Raisa Pleassants (Thomas Jefferson) by forfeit; def. Leah Hiatt (Redmond) 6-3; lost by pin to Molly Williams (Redmond) 1:00; lost to Maizy Feltwell (Liberty-Spangle) 3-1, SIXTH PLACE.120 – Alejandr Ayers lost by pin to Taralynn Fox (Oroville) 2:47, eliminated.125 – Riley Aamold lost by pin to Ebonney Bowhay (Mount Baker) 3:52; p. Joanna Vanderwood (Graham-Kapowsin) 2:13; p. Reily Dogeagle (Franklin Pierce) 3:33; def. Cassidy O’Hara (Lakewood) 2-1; p. Ebonney Bowhay (Mount Baker) 2:43, THIRD PLACE.140 – Krista Warren p. Amanda Rasoumoff (Jackson) 1:08; p. Xylia Warner (W.F. West) 3:19; def. Haley Michaelson (Bremerton) 12-1, CHAMPION.145 – Envee Sakhoeun-Hem lost to Trinity Gonzalez (Toppenish) 8-5, eliminated.155 – Naveah Cassidy lost by pin to Mariana Juarez-Trejo (Skyview) 1:00; p. Tayleen Reach (Yelm) 2:08; p. Oceonna Green (Washington) 2:02; def. Autumn Ortega (Stanwood) 15-2. By Micah Rice, Columbian Sports Editor Published: February 17, 2019, 12:08am Micah Rice Columbian Sports Editor 170 – Annabelle Helm p. Alycia Pidgeon (Snohomish) 2:59; def. Alice Brulotte (Ferndale) 3-1; def. Kiley Hubby (Lake Stevens) 3-1, OT, CHAMPION.WASHOUGAL235 – Emily Eakins lost to Quinn Lacey (Shelton) 5-0; lost to Ashleigh Buckley (Bethel) 6-0, eliminated.WOODLAND105 – Ashlyn Daugherty p. Mikayla Jardine (Snohomish) 1:03; def. Kayla McKinley-Johnson (Federal Way) 8-2; def. Emily Mendez (Othello) 6-3, CHAMPION. Woodland’s Ashlyn Daugherty capped her high school career with a state title at 105 pounds. She beat Emily Mendez of Othello 6-3.“I think it will be a story I tell my kids,” Daugherty said. “It will always be with me. I feel very ecstatic about all the hard work I’ve put in and how much my teammates have pushed me.”GIRLS WRESTLINGHUDSON’S BAY135 – Allison Blaine def. Holly Butler (Snohomish) 17-2; def. Ivy Kraght (Kentwood) 3-2; def. Viktorya Torres (Granger) 5-1, CHAMPION.LA CENTER190 – Alexis Kysar p. Tayah Phillips (Everett) 2:48; lost by pin to Haley McAninch (Kelso) 2:05, eliminated.MOUNTAIN VIEW135 – Annika Rider p. Angelina Contreras (Centralia) 2:07; lost by pin to Mollee Weddle (Grandview) 1:30, eliminated.SETON CATHOLIC155 – Amanda Fry lost by pin to Tevahine Maiava (Federal Way) 2:49, eliminated.SKYVIEW155 – Mariana Juarez-Trejo p. Naveah Cassidy (Union) 1:00; lost by pin to Lourdes Torres (Sunnyside) 2:30; lost by pin to Autumn Ortega (Stanwood) 1:36; def. Oceonna Green (Washington) 13-11, FIFTH PLACE. Allison Blaine won her second state title. The Hudson’s Bay junior’s nose was bloodied, but that didn’t stop her from beating Viktorya Torres of Granger, also a champ last year, 5-1.Blaine didn’t mind a tussle in the finals after a similarly physical 3-2 win in the semifinals.“I really don’t mind it,” she said. “It’s a fight out there. That’s wrestling.”Blaine dedicated the win to her grandparents, Janet and Ralph Langevin, who have supported in wrestling since she started as a child. By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Union’s Krista Warren celebrates her 21-1over Bremerton Girls Haley Michaelson, in their Girls 140-pound Championship match on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the Mat Classic XXXI Championships held in the Tacoma Dome. (Jim Bryant Photo/for The Columbian) Photo Gallery The Columbian is becoming a rare example of a news organization with local, family ownership. Subscribe today to support local journalism and help us to build a stronger community. 3 Photos Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Tags Share: Share: @col_mrice TACOMA – The Union girls wrestling team had already wrapped up the state title.But that didn’t stop two Titans from going out on top.Krista Warren and Annabelle Helm capped a remarkable weekend for their team with individual titles at Mat Classic XXXI on Saturday in the Tacoma Dome.Warren won the 140-pound title, beating Haley Michaelson of Bremerton 12-1 in her second consecutive final.Helm needed overtime, beating Kiley Hubby of Lake Stevens 3-1 with a sudden-victory takedown in the 170 final.But just was important the those champions were Riley Aamold and Neveah Cassidy. Both were dealt tough losses in the quarterfinals. Both went on to win three more matches to place third, collecting pins and scoring points along the way. Subscribe Today Video That helped Union build a 16-point lead ahead of the finals, enough to clinch the title. Union finished with 135 points, 21 ahead of second-place White River.“It’s just amazing because a loss is hard to take, especially at state,” Warren said. “But we’re just so close as a team, we boost each other up.”Though the team was already celebrating the school’s first wrestling team title, boys or girls, Warren and Helm each capped their senior years with title.“I knew that if I won too, I would be the best day ever,” Warren said. (360) 735-4548 [email protected]last_img read more