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Ohio State Quarterback Cardale Jones Gets Involved In #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones has a big presence on Twitter, and he usually uses it for leisurely matters, such as hitting on beautiful women or pranking his followers. 

Today, he delved into a much more serious topic: the ongoing conversation involving the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. It's a movement that was started in 2013 following the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the death of black teenager Trayvon Martin, and it has been in brought back to the forefront recently after the deaths of Walter Scott, Freddie Gray and Sandra Bland, as well as the Charleston shooting and the comments made by Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley at the recent Netroots Nation gathering. 

That was Jones' original tweet, and it received over 200 re-tweets from people of different races. However, he did begin to receive backlash from people using the hashtag #AllLivesMatter, which led to several follow-up tweets. 

At that point, Jones returned to the topic of football with his next few tweets.

You don't always see high-profile collegiate athletes taking a stance on social issues, but Jones has never been one to shy away from speaking his mind, regardless of the topic.