Source: Walton standout Tyren Jones injured in locker room incident
by John Bednarowski
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February 03, 2013 12:52 AM | 84754 views | 13 13 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Walton star Tyren Jones was reportedly injured in a fight, days before he was to sign a scholarship with Alabama. 
<Br>Special photo by Cecil Copeland
Walton star Tyren Jones was reportedly injured in a fight, days before he was to sign a scholarship with Alabama.
Special photo by Cecil Copeland
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Walton running back Tyren Jones will undergo surgery Monday — two days before National Signing Day — to repair his jaw after it was broken in two places.

A source close to the situation, who spoke to the Journal on condition of anonymity, confirmed the injury and said that Jones should be fine after surgery.

According to a story first reported by Score Atlanta, Jones, a four-star recruit committed to Alabama, was injured during a locker-room fight Friday at Walton. The story said witnesses told school administrators that Jones did not throw any punches during the altercation.

Over the last two seasons, Jones has been one of the state’s best running backs, rushing for 4,047 yards and 49 touchdowns.

His 2012 season was cut short because of a sprained knee that forced him to miss the final three games of the season, including Walton’s first-round state playoff loss to Parkview.

Entering the Raiders’ game against Etowah on Nov. 2, when Jones suffered his knee injury, he had run for 1,672 yards and 16 touchdowns. That included consecutive games of more than 300 rushing yards to begin the season.

In 2011, Jones rushed for 2,375 yards and 33 touchdowns, leading Walton to a 14-1 record, a state runner-up finish and recognition as the Class AAAAA Offensive Player of the Year.

Jones committed to Alabama last February and has not wavered on that decision, but some recruiting websites still consider him to be a soft verbal commitment to the Crimson Tide. According to 247Sports.com, Jones still has mild interest in Georgia.

Along will the Bulldogs, Jones also has also drawn offers from Auburn, Florida, Tennessee and Vanderbilt in the Southeastern Conference, Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Virginia and North Carolina of the Atlantic Coast Conference and Oklahoma State of the Big 12.
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Credible Source
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February 05, 2013
Tyren Jones had as much to do with this incident as the kid who hit him. The reason he did not "throw a punch" is because the other person involved on threw one which knocked TJ out.

Had alot to do with an incident that occured a few weeks ago when TJ was involved in an altercation, of campus, with some Lassiter folks. He is not as innocent as SCORE Atlanta is making him out to be. It is crazy how some of these athletes get the "benefit of the doubt" when they go to a certain school or are a big time recruit. Story would have been portrayed much differently if it happened in West/South Cobb area.
Walton player
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February 05, 2013
You people are funny. I was in locker room. Tyren got sucker punched. This bs should have never happened. Tyren has been cool at Walton since arriving from Lassiter. Crazy because kid who threw punch was actually being trained for football by Tyren's dad (at Tyren's request). You grown ups need to stop spreading lies.
toaodii
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February 04, 2013
Is this the same kid who left the Lassiter program for the Walton program? Funny how these guys can move from school to school just to get recruited... whatever it takes huh?
coach tjay
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May 06, 2013
Lassiter program pass 90% of the time.. Walton program run 95%of the time come on man that a no boner. he will be recruited no matter where he go.both team was rank in top 10 in the state.
John Stikes
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February 04, 2013
He might need to take a grey shirt due to the ankle, knee, and now jaw. We have plenty of running backs anyway next year.
East Cobb
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February 04, 2013
I found it interesting! Much more entertaining than hearing about the idiots on our school board or running our Nation.
smitting
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February 04, 2013
Injuried knee, broken jaw, questionalbe character..Uncle Saban will not be happy...not what he has coming in.
pisces
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February 04, 2013
How do you know he is of questionable character?
Wayner651
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February 04, 2013
How do you get "questionable character" from this?
Really?????
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February 03, 2013
How is this news? Oh, because he is a football player.

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Jo Jo
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February 03, 2013
Why does this make the news on SuperBowl Sunday? If he had been a band member would this still be reported? Who cares if Walton's running back got in a fight! Is he a 49 ER fan or Raven's fan? Who cares? Great job MDJ -- Hey, I heard that Wheeler's point guard lost in Ping-Pong !!!
coach tj
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May 06, 2013
best kid i ever coach .. never talk back all ways working hard., Lassiter program pass 80% of the time . Walton program run 95% of the time. no boner..for a runnig back.. alb. so dam lucky.
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