Moline wrestler to be on 'Steve Harvey'


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Originally Posted Online: May 13, 2014, 6:46 pm
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By Daniel Makarewicz, danmak@qconline.com

Moline senior wrestler Adarios Jones will be featured in Wednesday's episode of the "Steve Harvey," which airs at 3 p.m. on KLJB. Jones, who won the Class 3A 285-pound state wrestling championship, stopped a teammate from being bullied earlier this season.

"It kind of brought me back to the days when I was young," Jones said to Steve Harvey. "You know, I was heavyset, homeless and poor, and sometimes people ridiculed me for that. I couldn't stand it. My heart just dropped when I heard it."

Jones, joined with his teammate, Moline freshman Ray Spindel and Ray's mom Michelle, recounted the story.

The reigning Metro Wrestler of the Year for The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus will continue his career at Northern Iowa in the fall.






















 



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