New England Patriots second-year cornerback Jack Jones was arrested at Logan Airport security attempting to carry on two unregistered handguns on a flight on Friday.
Jones will be arraigned on Tuesday. The charges will carry a minimum of 2.5 years to a maximum of 10 years. Jones has a history of trouble which caused him to drop to the fourth round in last year’s draft.
Jones committed to USC in 2016. He was a five-star recruit and ranked #19 in the class of 2016. He played two seasons for USC and was dismissed from the team for academic reasons before the start of his junior season.
On June 8, 2018, Jones was arrested at a Panda Express in Santa Paula, California, for commercial burglary. He pled guilty to commercial burglary, a second-degree misdemeanor, and served 45 days of house arrest.
Attended Moorpark College in 2018 and raised his grades to be eligible for Division I again.
2019 Enrolled at Arizona State to play for Herm Edwards. In 2020, he was suspended indefinitely by Arizona State in November after playing just 2 games. Jones returned as a grad student and played all of 2021.
The Patriots selected Jones in the fourth round of the 2022 draft.
Jones is facing a number of charges, including possession of a concealed weapon in a secure area of an airport and possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card. He is also being charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm, and possession of a large-capacity feeding device.
Jones put together an impressive rookie season with the Patriots in 2022, posting two interceptions, six pass breakups, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and 30 tackles in 13 games.
He suffered a knee injury in week 13, which forced him to miss the next few games. Jones was then suspended by the team for the last two games. According to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated, Jones was suspended for “being late to rehab sessions.”
We have seen the last of Jack Jones, a promising young player. The Official statement of the Patriots is that they are aware of the situation and investigating. At a minimum, Jack Jones is facing a league suspension. Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty but this is pretty cut and dry.
How stupid can one person be? The traits that make him a top-notch corner also work against him in real life. He thinks he is above the law and invincible. He is a thug pure and simple. There is no place for him on the Patriots team. He is a cancer and needs to be cut out. I’m actually surprised it hasn’t happened yet! Jones leaves the Patriots in a lurch. He was projected to be the starting Right Cornerback. This spring he was at times spectacular. I noted in a previous article that Jack Jones had at least one Pass Breakup in each of the sessions that were opened to the media.
See ya, Jack Jones, we hardly knew you!
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