LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson visited the ESPN headquarters Thursday in an effort to gain some publicity. The plan worked, but unfortunately the attention received is not for reasons anyone would like.
During a silly “Name that Jefferson” game on SportsCenter, the LSU QB incorrectly identified Founding Father Thomas Jefferson as “George.” Check out this video via YouTube user mikejrtb3:
Good thing Jefferson is a sports administration major (according to his bio) and not a history major, otherwise the shame here would be too strong. As it is, it’s unbelievably embarrassing that a college student could not recognize one of the nation’s Founding Fathers. Sadly, it’s not the first time we’ve seen something this bad from a college football player. I’d love to blame this mistake on Les Miles, but unfortunately Jordan wasn’t on headset otherwise we would.
Now just as long as Jefferson doesn’t backtrack and call this one a “gotcha” question, I’ll be satisfied.Google+