There’s lots of talk today about the video of Jordan Jones spitting toward Southern Miss fans and whether or not he should be punished for his sideline antics. UK has since released a statement saying Jones’ punishment was handled internally, but the discussion continues with a division within the fan base as to the severity of the situation.
Now we have some new insight into why Jones was going after the fans, and it may sway your opinion of his actions.
According to a source who would definitely know, Jones was defending his teammate, Matt Elam, who had been on the receiving end of the crowd’s heckling since the moment he stepped on the field. We’re told the crowd was all over Elam and Jones had finally had enough.
If true, I’m all for it. Did he cross the line? Yeah, probably. Should he have kept his attention and energy between the lines? Sure. But now that we know he was taking up for one of his own, I can get behind it. That’s the leadership and attitude UK needs from him. But maybe don’t make it a habit.