Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Jermaine Jones cites 'witch hunt'
Bundesliga.de (German), February 20th, 2012 2:18AM

MOST READ


Jermaine Jones, the German-based U.S. national team midfielder serving an eight-week suspension for stomping on the foot of Borussia Moenchenglabach's Marco Reus, said he regretted his action and deserved punishment but blamed the length of the suspension (six league games) to a media witch hunt.

"It was a mistake, the action was not correct," said Jones, whose attack appeared premeditated because Reus was known to have an injured toe on the foot Jones stomped on. "If I could go back in time I would undo what I did. … If I did it when I was 20, OK, that could be considered a youthful mistake. But I'm 30 and this can not be."

Jones denied that he planned the attack before the German Cup game: "It was simply a matter of seconds. I wanted to advance to win the Cup. Then you don't think and you make a mistake that you later regret."

But Jones blamed the media for the length of the suspension: "It can't be that a big tabloid newspaper says, 'We demand severe punishment.' That had a bit of a witch hunt to it. My children go to school and are asked, 'Why is your dad a Bad Boy?"

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Chandler Could Return to Training Next Week     
U.S. international Timothy Chandler is set to return to Nurnberg team training in 10 days, ESPN ...
Garcia: Roma's Scudetto Dream Not Over    
AS Roma coach Rudi Garcia says that he has not given up hope on the Scudetto ...
Giroud Honors Hillsborough Victims     
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud paid tribute to the victims of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster after scoring ...
PSG President: Blanc Has My Full Support    
Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi claims that coach Laurent Blanc has his "full support" amid recent ...
Donovan Opens Up About Aging    
Speaking at a promotional event for Samsung, U.S. men's national team midfielder Landon Donovan opened up ...
Dortmund Blanks Wolfsburg German Cup Semi    
Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday reached its sixth German Cup final, beating Wolfsburg 2-0 thanks to goals ...
Candidate: FIFA Must Close Inequality Gap    
FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne believes soccer's world governing body should do more to tackle inequality ...
Report: Man City the World's Best Paid Team    
Manchester City's first team is apparently the best-paid in world sports, according to a new report ...
Vice President Biden to Attend World Cup    
The World Cup trophy made its first stop in the United States on Monday as part ...
Beckham's Stadium Plan Runs into Opposition    
David Beckham's plan to build a waterfront stadium to house his new MLS franchise in PortMiami ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives