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Jordan suspended

Cal coach Jeff Tedford has suspended defensive lineman Cameron Jordan for Saturday’s game for violating team rules. Jordan was arrested last Saturday for drunken driving.

Jonathan Okanes

Jonathan Okanes is in his fourth year covering Cal's football team. Previously, he covered Cal's men's basketball team for four years. He can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/OkanesonCal.

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  1. good move, coach. hope jordan gets his act together quick and the rest of the team learns a lesson. go bears!

  2. See, like I predicted only a 1 game suspension. A DUI is relatively innocuous (that means not a big deal), despite the obvious physical effects that her mom being intoxicated during the pregancy had an Amy’s mental development.

  3. oh no! Jordan played out of his mind at times last year. I think we need him. I hope he can settle down and get himself back to where he needs to be to play football.

  4. The one position we can’t afford to mess with. Way to go, kid!

  5. Dball-

    There are plenty of people who have lost family members to DUI drivers that would probably disagree with your assessment of a DUI as being relatively innocuous. We should all be happy that Cameron did not injury himself or anyone else in the process. I want to know why he was driving in the first place. The great thing about going to school in Berkeley is that you don’t need a car.

  6. It seems our game will only be broadcast to the PAC-10 states and to Michigan and adjoining states. The rest of the country will be watching Herbstreit and “shake and bake” Musberger call the Alabama-Clemson game.

    Did anyone read about how ABC/ESPN signed an incredibly lucrative long-term contract with the SEC to broadcast their basketball and football games? I hope it doesn’t enrich that conference to the point of giving them a competitive advantage over all the others. Money has a way of doing that.

  7. indeed. awful. not even showing it in chicago, where there are literally thousands of michigan state alumni. i guess they’re banking on espn game plan purchases. thank god for sports bars willing to pony up for it. go bears!

  8. A DUI doesnt mean he needs to “get his act together”.

    The kid made a mistake that most kids make at one point or another and he got caught. What he needs to do is understand what he has to lose and make better decisions, which i am sure he will do. dont villify a kid who slammed a few beers at a party and thought he was “good to drive”

  9. Villify? That has nothing to do with it. I don’t know if you have any kids, but if my children ever do such a thing like that, I will ask the police to use the full force of the law. That’s called TOUGH LOVE, and it is necessary when someone breaks the law, so that they don’t repeat it. When I took driver’s ed at Acalanes High School, we watched a film about a former student who was killed in a head-on colission with a drunk driver on Taylor Blvd. The police had to scope up her brains from the road. It wasn’t a pretty picture, and I recommend that Tedford watch it with Jordan for the sake of showing him that he was very lucky. Some actions are minor, but a car is deadly weapon, and everyone should remind their children of it.

    Go Bears!

  10. I’m sure Tedford is aware that going to parties and drinking beer is part of college life and accepts that.

    When alcohol gets his players into trouble (fights, DUI’s) that is another matter entirely.

    Tedford’s father was an alcoholic which greatly affected the lives of Tedford’s family. I’m sure he is very disappointed when he sees underage drinking getting his young players into trouble. Alcohol related offenses are probably a sure way into Tedford’s doghouse.

  11. Don’t get me wrong, I consider DUI’s to be serious business. There are legal interpretations that distinguish between misdemeanor and felony. In this case, he was barely over the limit and while we all agree he shouldn’t have been getting sloshed let alone driving, the fact is that this is a misdemeanor. And yes, relative to having a felony DUI, this offense is relatively innocuous.

  12. That’s life in the big city. Sad to hear it but hopefully things will take care of themselves.

  13. Just a matter of time before the skidmark (MoreBSiscoming) has to squat and crap on the carpet.

    Doesn’t South Central have a football board you can stain?

  14. Bummer – a DUI can be 0.9, which for him must have been half a keg. As a motorcycle rider, I hate drunks on the road, but this isn’t necessarly that, he may have just had a tailight out or is a bad driver. I’m happy that’s the only offense this season…this isn’t the chess club, for christ’s sake. At least he didn’t Malaugua some poor freshman at a party.

  15. Just to touch on another ugly subject–
    I checked out the Stanford-Oregon State game just to see if anyone bothered to show up…….and the answer is……not really.

    Amazing. Opening game against a PAC-10 opponent. Beautiful weather. No real football competition except N.C. State/South Carolina an an NFL pre-season game on TV.

    It looks like you could compress the whole crowd into about a dozen sections. Maybe 18,000 people total. The crowd sounds are like a high school football game. That money-back guarantee deal doesn’t seem to be working so well. Free Hot dogs and beer can’t be too far down the line.

    Actually it’s kind of sad. The players deserve better support than that.

  16. Come on. There are plenty of things to do in and around Berkeley that you don’t need to be driving!!! At least it isn’t as bad as the stuff they do at U$C…

  17. if they’d shown the DNC on the big screen, a few stinkies may have come out to watch the action. the money back guarantee just didn’t do it, i guess.

  18. Attendance-

    It’s difficult to get fan support for a game scheduled close to a 3-day, end of summer weekend holiday.
    Let’s see if Memorial Stadium is at capacity this Saturday. It should be – Michigan State is here.

  19. Hey Bear fans, Here’s a golden opportunity to join other in establishing a Gold Out Tradition. Bancroft Clothing Co. has Cal Golden T-shirts for $7 and Golden Sweetshirts for $20. I’m sure there are other deals around town, but I hit Bancroft after a conference.

    Attendance will be a lot better than Stanfraud’s. If I didn’t hate the farm so much, I might have made the trip to see this game and attempt a theft of the tree in grand style. Just kidding! But, attendance will be around 70,000 in my estimate, as anyone can use the Promo code, friends, to get 33% off the left-over tickets that MSU couldn’t sell. Go Bears!

  20. Jan – hope your 70,000 is close

    I’m always interested in teams that are on the Bears schedule.
    Is Stanford this good or is Oregon State this bad?

  21. oregon state looks awful. the trees look slightly better. a co-ed flag football team could beat the beaver squad on the field tonight.

  22. I still say it will be OSU or UCB that will be fighting it out for the Las Vegas Bowl. OSU always loses at the start of the season and you guys at the middle and end of it.

    Loss to USC
    Loss to one of the Arizonas
    Loss to one of the Oregons
    Loss to either Stanford/Washington depending upon injury status.

  23. What happened to South Carolina tonight could happen this weekend. Riley throws a few picks, Bears D holds, Longshore comes in and seals the deal.

  24. A little concerned with the Cameron Jordan situation. After last year’s melt down, this year’s “every game counts” tagline and focus on “Talent is never enough” book, I sure hope that some of the new team leaders have jumped in Jordan’s face to let him know how his actions hurt the team.

  25. Gregg >>Riley throws a few picks, Bears D holds, Longshore comes in and seals the deal.<<

    Could that happen? Anything is possible; that’s why they play the game. The more interesting question is why you feel the need to share this speculation? On second thought, it’s not very interesting at all. Just go away.

    Sheesh, now even (apparent) Cal fans are spamming this board. Time for some quality control

  26. I think we may be in trouble. Lou Holtz is picking Cal to beat MSU.

  27. Hey, wasn’t the ending of the Stanford/Oregon State game kinda familiar? Deja Vu all over again. Good to see OSU on the losing end of a big-time player boo-boo. Karma is a funny thing.

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