When Terrence Jones barreled into a Louisville cheerleader during the Final Four a few weeks ago, he left her teary-eyed and with a cut on her head that required stitches. At the time, he didn’t realize she had been hurt that badly. When reporters informed Jones after the game of what had happened, he apologized and offered to bring the young lady flowers. The gesture was not an empty one.
As WHAS 11 in Kentucky reported, Jones kept his promise to Jerica Logue and showed up with a bouquet of flowers for her on Monday night at Louisville Cheer and Dance.
“For her to get stitches during the game and it being my fault, I told her I would do it,” Jones said. “I just had to keep to my word.”
Like the rest of us, Logue was surprised Jones kept his word. We didn’t doubt that he felt badly about what happened, but it was obviously unintentional and no one would have blamed him for not going out of his way to show how sorry he was.
“I was surprised,” Logue said. “I think it’s really nice of him. I know he said he was going to do it, but I didn’t actually think he would.”
Bravo, Terrence. Between this kind gesture and that incredibly unique autograph he agreed to sign over the weekend, Jones is shaping up to be the most likeable character in the 2012 NBA Draft class.
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