VIDEO: Urban Meyer addresses comments about Cardale Jones' intelligence
Urban Meyer was the subject of national pundits for what he said about Cardale Jones.
The out-of-context quote to the Akron Beacon Journal read, “[Jones has a] really good skill set, intellectual, very smart, wasn’t necessarily very good at school,” Meyer said. “I wonder if that kind of set him back a little bit. That’s one difference between pro and college — now he doesn’t have to worry about classes and going to school and all that stuff. He can focus completely on football.”
The backlash Meyer received was heard loud and clear by him. He addressed those who said he unnecessarily voiced a critique of Jones this close to the draft:
Urban Meyer also clarified his comments from this past week on Cardale Jones’ outlook in the NFL: pic.twitter.com/w9UZVvv61z
— Eric Seger (@EricSeger33) April 20, 2016
The comments really weren’t that far out there in the first place. Nobody assumed that Jones, the guy who once questioned why football players had to go to class, had a 4.0 GPA. That infamous tweet is in the past, and likely not a concern for any NFL team.
Meyer’s initial comments shouldn’t be, either.