Cardale Jones' "We Ain't Come to Play School" Tweet Lives On

By DJ Byrnes on October 22, 2013 at 12:19p

Ole Miss apparently hands out a handbook of guidelines to the freshmen. One of the chapters includes how to conduct yourself on Social Media. Cardale Jones' infamous tweet is held up as the antithesis of good social media behavior.

And in case you thought Cardale had any chance of living that tweet down before this, here's Ramzy's timeline when Cardale checked in during the FAMU game:

Ah, sweet Cardale.

Source: @MattBarnthouse

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tennbuckeye19's picture

I love that it says " Use good grammar when posting online." 

holtzy's picture

Is it weird that there is an Indiana logo on an Ole Miss textbook?

AndyVance's picture

Once it's online, it's forever.

Oyster's picture

That reminded me of the old joke about what is the difference between herpes and love.  Herpes lasts forever.

"Scrolling hurts my finger"

(and FitzBuck was clearly the winner)

marktheshark34's picture

Once it's online, it's forever.
-Greg Oden

Run_Fido_Run's picture

At Ole Miss, the student athletes can go to class without really having to play school.


Or in this case, take Twitter and Facebook 101 as major college courses.

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

OSUStu's picture

Hey, Hotty about you worry about what your own players are posting online following their visits to campus

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

hail2victors9's picture

Sort of related...Treadwell's former HS and college teammate, and former Michigan commit, Anthony Standifer was dismissed from the Rebel football team last week.  From what I remember, there were some character/grade concerns leading to the de-commitment. 

Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!

~Bo Schembechler

Hovenaut's picture

Best practices, social media.

Ole Miss.

Citing Cardale.


Earle's picture

I think we should ask Shelby what she thinks:

Snarkies gonna snark. 

EvanstonBuckeye's picture

Don't tweet like Cardale Jones. Do, however, feel free to heckle and verbally attack fellow Ole Miss students for their sexual orientation, while said students are onstage during a performance.

droessl's picture

When I think "responsibility" and "not make disparaging remarks", Ole Miss is near the bottom of the list. 

IBleedSandG's picture

Does Cardale get some sort of royalty for his tweet ending up in a Ole Miss textbook? They pay pretty well, right?


mtrotb's picture

Gets what he deserves.


DaiTheFlu's picture

I thought the remark was pretty stupid when he made it, and I hate that this is now something that "represents" Ohio State, but I'm sorry; please don't pretend like you never made a stupid and regrettable remark when you were a 19-year old college student. Spare me the faux-righteous BS. 

We can't stop here; this is bat country...

+1 HS
TheBadOwl's picture

I've always thought that Cardale was joking or being sarcastic. Who hasn't complained about a midterm before?

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

+1 HS
albinomosquito's picture

I've said a lot of stupid things.. luckily, most of them are not enshrined in the immortality of the interwebz, and therefor have not been seen by hundreds of thousands of people..
hats off to any of our young people that make it through the social media age unscathed..

AndyVance's picture

On the other hand, I've said lots of stupid things in my life, and many of them are enshrined in the immortality of the interwebz...

Squirrel Master's picture

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

TheBadOwl's picture

We should publish a textbook for our athletes telling them to not be homophobic assholes like the Ole Miss players.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

AJW_16's picture

Beat me to the punch. Well said.

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you." 

ScarletNGrey01's picture

Based on their record over the years, the Ole Miss players can honestly tweet "we ain't come here to play FOOTBALL"

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

northcampus's picture

There are probably more people on this message board that have actually seen the inside of this handbook than Ole Miss players.

sharks's picture

Has to be embarrassing for Cardale.  He could probably shut everyone up by working hard and making All-Academic Big Ten...

A man got to have a code...

ScarletNGrey01's picture

Maybe Aaron Craft can tutor him.  :P

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

TraptnMI's picture

If he didn't come here to play school, then why in the hell would he take calculus over special Edward?

" It's real good whatcha done Anthony, real good ! "

pjtobin's picture

I thought he was trying to be funny. That is why I find it funny that they would use his sarcastic remarks to help "teach" their students. Me ain't no how to right but me isn colage. 

Bury me in my away jersey, with my buckeye blanket. A diehard who died young. Rip dad. 

ChazBuckeye's picture

It was a social media mistake.   Most people have made one or two of these in their lifetime.  Unfortunately for Cardale Jones, he plays for one of the most watched universities in the nation.  OSU is under a microscope in more ways than one.  So as far as his mistake, it was a big one and it put him in UFM's dog house for some time.  Luckily for Cardale, he can play football and realizes why he's at OSU now (for more reasons than one).  

Some people think we’re the hunted.I don’t feel that way at all.We’re the hunter.Everybody wants an angry football team.Everybody wants a team on edge and a hungry team.If you’re a hunter,that usually equates to being hungry.

AngryWoody's picture

Ole Miss....really? Just really?

Our Honor Defend!