Re: Ohio State Football 2012
Something tells me that if there were some kind of development program/minor leagues for the NFL, Mr. Jones wouldn't care for all the "outside work" commitments that go with being a pro athlete. It speaks far more about the maturity level of the kid than it does about the system.
The kid knew what he signed up for when he signed his LOI... Student-athlete. No one twisted his arm to go play college football.
That said, the kid was probably just having a crappy day and happened to vent in a public way. Totally inappropriate, but not worthy of some of the outrage it's getting. Hopefully he learns from his mistake and has a great career at OSU and beyond.
I know when I was a frosh in college, I felt pretty similarly. And I wasn't trying to play big-time football.
When all is said and done more is said than done.