Chandler Jones, Las Vegas Raiders defensive end, is currently absent from the team as he has been placed on the non-football illness list. He hasn’t been able to join the active roster since Labor Day weekend, preventing him from playing with the team this season.
From taking digs at the Raiders owner Mark Davis, general manager Dave Ziegler, and head coach Josh McDaniels, to hosting several live videos where he discussed various topics, Jones has been engaging in a series of peculiar activities lately. Now, his recent arrest has once again caught the attention of fans due to some intriguing updates.
Shocking details emerge on Raiders’ DE Chandler Jones’ arrest in Las Vegas
Chandler, the brother of Joe Jones, began messaging his girlfriend on Snapchat before visiting her home on at least two occasions, as surveillance cameras at her residence captured his actions. According to NFL insider Dov Kleiman, Jones stole items from his girlfriend and proceeded to burn them in his backyard, sending her videos of the act. The girlfriend filed a restraining order against her boyfriend on Thursday, leading to his detention for theft of the items.
The 33-year-old was arrested by Vegas-area police on Friday and is currently held at the Clark County Detention Center, with bail set at $15,000. He is scheduled to appear in court during the first week of December, according to his attorney, Peter Christiansen. As of now, the native of Rochester, New York, remains in custody but is expected to be released on Friday, as reported by the Clark County Detention Center via NFL Media.
Raiders issues statement on Chandler Jones situation
The Las Vegas-based franchise has also issued a statement following his recent arrest and declared not to make any further statements before the legal procedure ends.
“The Raiders are hopeful that Chandler Jones receives the care that he needs. He, his family, and all those involved are in our thoughts. As this is now a legal matter, we will not be providing further comment.”
The NFL also has issued a statement indicating that they have been closely monitoring the matter and maintaining constant communication with the team. Meanwhile, McDaniels was asked about Jones’ arrest and responded by stating that their stance on the 11-year veteran’s situation would remain unchanged. The head coach also emphasized his care for his players, despite the limited involvement of the team in this matter.
“I’m going to stay with where I’m at. don’t have much to add to any of that. Nothing’s changed on our end in terms of what his status is and everything else. It is what it is…So just kind of take it as it comes here as we’re going through this and continue to try to do the best we can. Like I said, there’s not much we can do other than that.”
The four-time Pro Bowler headed to the NFL after getting selected in 2012 as a first-round pick of the New England Patriots out of Syracuse and played four years in New England. He was later traded to the Arizona Cardinals in 2016 and spent six seasons before agreeing to terms on a three-year deal with the Raiders last year.
Last season, he played a significant role in the Raiders squad, finishing second on the franchise with 4.5 sacks and 15 QB hits in 15 games. What are your thoughts on Jones’ legal battle? Share them in the comments.