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Ldrake53
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Member since Feb 2013
2169 posts

re: Chad Jones ends football comeback
Chad Jones would have had a successful NFL career if he had been healthy, I have no doubt. He fought so hard to come back. The Giants deserve a lot of praise for sticking by him for a year or two when you know their docs must have told the FO he would never play in the NFL.

I remember during the CWS in 2009 the guys in the booth, Orel especially, said he looked like a good MLB pitching prospect. Would be fantastic if it worked out somehow.


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mtntiger
LSU Fan
Asheville, NC
Member since Oct 2003
12172 posts

re: Chad Jones ends football comeback
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Should have done this in the first place. Pulling for him


Agreed.


BillF
LSU Fan
Monroe, LA
Member since Jan 2006
1591 posts

re: Chad Jones ends football comeback
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I do not believe that is correct. Booty signed with LSU in Feb. and was drafted by the Marlins in May. He never enrolled at LSU and went straight to the Marlins organization. Plus, he had another year of eligibility left at LSU in 2000, but saw that he would have been competing with Rohan for PT after the Peach Bowl, so he got out while his stock was fairly high (won SEC Offensive POY).


Booty went into pro baseball, then later tried to get out of his Marlins contract. In an effort to do so, he enrolled at LSU, then withdrew from school when the Marlins wouldn't let him out. His eligibility clock started then. He was eventually let out of his agreement with the Marlins and enrolled at LSU again, but he did lose a year of eligibility in the meantime.

I'm not imagining that, am I?


BatonrougeCajun
LA-Lafayette Fan
guy on the couch
Member since Feb 2008
2220 posts

re: Chad Jones ends football comeback
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Josh Dworacyck had 10 to play 9 so don't tell me Jones can't play. Josh was a few years from social security when he quit playing.


Dude.......

Yes you can get 2 semesters ("or a 6th year") added to your 10 semester count but its consecutive, and you have to prove at great length that the player missed 2 seasons of eligibilty due to major injury.



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justmebeno
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Apr 2010
1867 posts

re: Chad Jones ends football comeback
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I hope he's successful at whatever he ends up doing





This!


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JoshFreakinBooty
LSU Fan
Shreveport
Member since Oct 2012
91 posts

re: Chad Jones ends football comeback
Had to start as a Soph. in 99. Lost Fresh. year for enrolling previously.


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JoshFreakinBooty
LSU Fan
Shreveport
Member since Oct 2012
91 posts

re: Chad Jones ends football comeback
Had to start as a Soph. in 99. Lost Fresh. year for enrolling previously.


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PJ250R
USA Fan
The Rock
Member since Sep 2006
1920 posts

re: Chad Jones ends football comeback
I admire his attitude and comeback. One of the most amazing athletes i've seen. All the best to him in baseball.


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Hat Tricks
LSU Fan
Natchitoches, LA
Member since Oct 2003
23280 posts

re: Chad Jones ends football comeback
So much tardation going on in this thread.


DirtyE
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jun 2008
1417 posts

re: Chad Jones ends football comeback
One of my all time favorite tigers, good luck to him


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lsufball19
LSU Fan
Nashville, TN
Member since Sep 2008
17147 posts

re: Chad Jones ends football comeback
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Pretty sure he didn't graduate but even if he did, he would still have eligibility. Not sure he wants to go right into pro ball after not having played for 3 years.

your eligibility clock starts once you enroll as a full time college student. it doesn't stop once you leave college. he has zero years left to play, regardless of the fact he left school early. his baseball eligibility ended after the 2012 baseball season


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im4LSU
LSU Fan
Lafayette, LA
Member since Aug 2004
19609 posts

re: Chad Jones ends football comeback
Dreadlocks of Doom make appearance at the 6:10 mark, but the whole video is worth the watch...

LINK

Chad
This post was edited on 5/9 at 8:13 pm


Spankum
LSU Fan
Miss-sippi
Member since Jan 2007
40814 posts

re: Chad Jones ends football comeback
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Josh Dworacyck had 10 to play 9 so don't tell me Jones can't play. Josh was a few years from social security when he quit playing.


higgins
LSU Fan
Loganville, Ga
Member since Dec 2009
5078 posts

re: Chad Jones ends football comeback
His Miss St. punt return may have been the best of the LSU modern era. Next to HB's non-td vs. UGA.


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UncleRuckus
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DieselTiger1
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9 Dragon
Member since Oct 2008
13223 posts

re: Chad Jones ends football comeback
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Josh Dworacyck had 10 to play 9 so don't tell me Jones can't play. Josh was a few years from social security when he quit playing.




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tigerpimpbot
LA-Monroe Fan
Florida board
Member since Nov 2011
44442 posts

re: Chad Jones ends football comeback
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Dreadlocks of Doom make appearance at the 6:10 mark, but the whole video is with the watch...



Awesome. That link coupled with his 2nd half at Miss State galvanized him as one of my favorite Tigers of all time.


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LSUEnvy
LSU Fan
Hou via Lake Chuck
Member since May 2011
8105 posts

re: Chad Jones ends football comeback
Would love to see Chad do well in baseball.


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DTiger
LSU Fan
Brandon, MS
Member since Aug 2007
1057 posts

re: Chad Jones ends football comeback
He was and still is a stud!!! One of the all time greatest Tigers!!! Hope he makes it to the show!


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biggsc
USA Fan
T-Town
Member since Mar 2009
15596 posts

re: Chad Jones ends football comeback
Do miss watching him on the football field plus the baseball diamond when he played for LSU. Hope he has something good to fall back on work wise. Will be missed


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