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DeQuan Jones doesn’t like NCAA’s Manziel ruling

Aug 29, 2013, 3:46 PM EDT

DeQuan Jones AP

DeQuan Jones played four years at the University of Miami, but he wasn’t really considered an NBA prospect. That said he got in with the Magic and hung with them last season, getting in 63 games and being a regular part of the rotation. Not a good part, really, but part. Then the Magic drafted Victor Oladipo and that was basically it for Jones, the Magic let him go and he has still not signed with another team.

But that’s not why we’re talking about him.

As noted, Jones was a four year player at Miami, but he missed part of his senior season because of an NCAA investigation into Nevin Shapiro and his role with the university’s athletic department. As the story goes an assistant basketball coach told Shapiro they needed $10,000 to give to Jones so he would come to Miami, but Jones knew nothing about this and didn’t take the money, the NCAA found. Of course, this being the NCAA,  it took a long time to make their ruling and Jones missed the start of the season.

So while you and I were just laughing at the NCAA when it’s ruling to suspend Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel for a half came down, Jones was pissed. And said so on twitter (hat tip to The Sporting News for finding this):

At this point, does anything the NCAA does surprise you?

  1. titansbro - Aug 29, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Should be allowed to file a lawsuit. Can’t wait for the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit to tear the crooked NCAA a new a-hole.

  2. abchome - Aug 29, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    Ranting in twitter won’t get you a job.

    • spursareold - Aug 29, 2013 at 4:04 PM

      Skimming the article won’t let you figure out that his twitter rant wasn’t about looking for a job, but rather BEING jobbed.

    • asimonetti88 - Aug 29, 2013 at 5:57 PM

      Maybe with the NCAA. Don’t think NBA teams care.

  3. miamatt - Aug 29, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    The mere fact that there is something of a groundswell of national support for UM, of all schools, against the NCAA tells you all you need to know about how much of a joke that bloated association is.

    So Manziel gets a quick, lenient ruling? I guess photographic evidence and inside information wasn’t enough. I bet if there was somebody in federal prison for fraud, literally in jail for LYING to people, somebody who was trying to drum up excitement for a “tell all book” to pay back the people he defrauded, who said Manziel took money, it would be a season ban.

    I mean, 3 years later, UM is still twisting in the wind. All based on the word of a convicted, professional con man. Pathetic.

  4. skinsfanwill - Aug 30, 2013 at 12:19 PM

    Maybe people don’t realize the NCAA only does what he schools tell them to do. It’s the colleges that make the rules and tell the NCAA to enforce them. Which is why you wont’ see student athletes getting paid because the school presidents will never approve it.

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