Is Barrett Jones a nerd? Trent Richardson playfully labeled the Tide’s versatile offensive lineman as such yesterday in the interview room.
By Tuesday afternoon, the academic-minded junior left tackle offered a response and a few laughs.
“I just had a nice little conversation with Trent,” Jones said. “I told him what’s OK and what’s not OK to say in media.”
Then there was the topic of Jones’ musical talents. An unnamed member of the media* told Richardson about Jones’ ability to play the violin. That had the junior running back laughing pretty hard and he was sure to pass the word in the locker room.
“I let (Richardson) know all my musical talents are off-limits as far as sharing those with the media. I don’t know who told him that, but I’m going to have to have a talk with the media member who told Trent that. No, I’m just kidding.
But I have been messing with Trent about that all day and he’s been going back on what he said earlier. He said ‘I meant it in a good way. I meant a good kind of nerd, not the kind of nerd that is nerdy.’ He’s really eating his words today.”
Read a little more about the friendly banter between teammates in print tomorrow.
*It wasn’t me.
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