Terrence Jones out drinking at 230AM?

Terrence Jones. Out with friends in the wee hours of the morning the night before the first game of the season.  Alleged to have had a drink or two (even though he was underage). The night before the first game of the season. I was told by a gal who “knows” TJ that he was calling her at 3AM the night before the UCONN Final Four Game. This behavior goes hand in had with that nonsense.

TJ is not JUST an average College Student. He’s an Elite Athlete on an Elite College Basketball Team. A team whose goal is to win a National Championship. That’s a lot of responsibility.  Carrying that load this year has the potential for a huge pay off if Jones carries it well.  If this kind of irresponsible behavior continues, those goals will not be met.

This is one of my few complaints about Cal at UK. His teams lack discipline. They lack focus at times. At key times, during key games.

If he truly wants that National Championship, he needs to rectify this. Immediately.

“The occupants of the victims’ vehicle were not charged with any wrongdoing. No evidence of drugs or alcohol was found,” Calipari wrote.

FROM KSR:

Sources say Jones was found at a location along Alexandria Drive and was “slightly under the influence with alcohol.” Jones indicated he left the scene, “hoping that Coach Calipari would not find out.”

University officials said they have no comment on whether Jones, who is underage, was drinking.

I don’t care if Jones was drinking or not.  He’s supposed to be the leader on this team.  He’s supposed to be an elite athlete focused on achieving a goal.  Being out at 230AM the night before the first game of the season is a complete lack of focus.  That action is a total disregard for the rest of the team.  This is not the example that Jones should be setting for the Frosh on the team.  Period.  Jones needs to get his act together.   Jones is not just a college student out partying.  I don’t want to hear that excuse.  If Jones didn’t think that he was doing anything wrong, he would not have fled the scene of the accident in the hopes that Coach Cal would not find out.  Obviously, TJ knew that he was in the wrong.

Get yer shit together Jones.  You too, Cal.  WTF!

As an afterthought, Wall and Cousins were supposedly seen out late the night before the West Virginia game.  That team had an off shooting night against West Virginia.  Anyone see a pattern here?

Coincidence that both teams had off shooting nights during those games. Fatigue, maybe?  Ya think!

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5 comments on “Terrence Jones out drinking at 230AM?

  1. Who cares if TJ was talking on the phone at 3 am before the UCONN game? It wasn’t played until like 15 or 16 hours after that, how much sleep does he need?

    • So, you think that there is absolutely nothing scheduled the day of the game for a Final Four team? Some of you folks are clueless. TJ had no time to sleep the day of the game. Up until three or later. Team meal at 10. Team practice after that. Interviews after that. By that time, the game is only a couple of hours away. I suppose he could have napped right before the game. We all know how successful that strategy was earlier in the year.

      It’s hard for me to not be sarcastic as hell when people are this freakin’ stupid.

  2. Terrence Jones speaks about his early Friday morning car accident:

    “Well honestly, I take full responsibility for being out late. That really let down my team by making us have curfew.”
    Jones denied the reports that he had been drinking. “When it comes to me drinking and all that other stuff, none of that’s true. If they got cameras or pictures, or whoever says they saw it, really, if they got it, then I want to see it. Because I know for a fact I wouldn’t do that.”
    Asked about the curfew, Jones said, “I’m scared to say now people will know. It’s 11 (p.m.) on weekdays and 12 (midnight) on weekends.”
    Jones denied he left the scene because he feared an altercation with the other driver, as head coach John Calipari wrote on his website: “I didn’t even see the other driver, I was in too much pain. I was scared Coach Cal would find out and we would have curfew. That was it. I didn’t see the other driver, try to fight him. I don’t even know what he looks like now. I called one of my assistant coaches and told him what happened. I told him, please don’t tell Coach Cal, I’m going home right now.”
    Jones said he called Kenny Payne and Chris Woolard, both members of the UK staff: “They both knew where I was and where I was going. I wasn’t hiding from any police. I went straight home. They knew where I was. That’s how the police knew where I was.”
    Jones on why he was out at 2:30 a.m. “I take blame for being out that late, but — it was just something that happened to cause all that. I felt I was there (reportedly at a club) for just a little bit of time to support one of my friends who was doing a little song. I didn’t stay after that. I didn’t party, I wasn’t dancing. None of that. I was just on the side just trying to listen him and then leave. It was something I was doing just to be nice.”
    Jones said he was in the passenger seat, which was where the other car hit: “It hit my door. If you have seen the picture, I was sitting in the front seat. So I felt pain. I was just trying to make sure everybody was okay. And then I was just trying (to not) get the rest of the team in trouble or make us look bad as a team from something I didn’t have control over, really.”
    Jones said the pain was on “the whole right side of my body,” and the pain lingered throughout the game, in which he scored eight points and grabbed nine rebounds. “I knew I was going to fight through the pain and give it my all. With everything that happened, I knew a lot of attention was going to be on me. I didn’t want it to seem I was trying to score a lot of points or anything but helping my team play like we should.”
    On whether other players can learn from his experience: “I feel it could be a lesson learned for every college basketball palyer. I didn’t need to be out. I had just gotten done working out at about 12:30 (a.m.) and just decided to go somewhere for a little bit. And it turned into something I didn’t expect it to.”
    On how he reacted to reports that he had been drinking: “I knew none of my coaches would think it was true. Because I was talking to them right after the accident.”
    On his initial thoughts: “I was more worried about me being the leader, letting my team down when it comes to me being the reason we have curfew. One of the older guys shouldn’t be making mistakes like that.”
    Jones was held out of the starting lineup but ended up playing 24 minutes. “I didn’t feel I deserved to start (tonight) with it being my fault. Making our whole team look bad just in a situation like this.”
    On how the accident happened: “The guy was going like 40 (miles per hour) in our lane. So he (the driver of Jones’ car) had to just go over to the left so we wouldn’t go head-to-head.”
    On the impact of the accident: “It was my first time even in a car accident. So I was real shocked and didn’t really know what to do. I listened to everyone around me, called everyone I trusted. I asked them what I should do. I didn’t want to get into anything more than it was already.”
    On how the accident affected his play: “My whole right side was hurting. When it got hit, my whole knee hit the dashboard real hard and it was bruised and bleeding. It was something I had to fight through, for real.”
    John Calipari had this to say: “He understands, and the team understands, we have a curfew now. At the beginning of every year I give them an opportunity to, you know, figure it out, police each other, do your thing, and they know the night before a game — come on. But he knows. He feels bad about what he did, so we’ll deal with it.”
    Darius Miller: “He apologized to us, you could tell he was really sincere. He did a great job of taking responsibility for his actions. We’re not really worried about it, we’re just moving on.”

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