MMA standout and star Jon Jones has had his issues with cocaine in the past that have dubbed him a liability to the league and a potentially toxic person to have on board with the UFC as a promotion. Now, there's news that his brother, Chandler, had a police-involved medical emergency over the weekend.
Chandler Jones is a professional football player for the New England Patriots, and the younger brother of Jon Jones.
Without speculating as to whether drugs were involved or any foul play was to blame for this incident, it is difficult to assume the best. However, what we do have is a report and some words from officials.
Dispatch records show Jones arrived at the police station at 7:42 a.m. with a medical emergency and was evaluated by fire and EMS officials before being transported to Norwood Hospital just after 8 a.m.
Jones has been at practice for the New England Patriots the past two days
The odd part was that police officials won’t say what the emergency was and the police chief confirmed information was deleted from dispatch records before they were released to the Herald.
Sounds like something bad easily may have happened, however it's not good to speculate. According to Foxboro Police Chief Edward T. O'Leary "it was a medical call. I didn’t look at it as a police specific call.”
O’Leary also said he doesn’t know what medical emergency brought Jones to the police station because he had not spoken with any of his officers who handled the case and denied knowing why one of his officers went to Jones’s home to secure the residence.
“I have no idea. I didn’t talk to the officer. I don’t know whether there was no one else at the home or whether he was asked. I don’t know.”
Nobody is allowed to see the information that pertains to whatever happened Saturday night (and Sunday morning).
“It’s protected information on a medical condition. Officers get training in making sure it’s information that’s not to be disclosed. I trust my lieutenant to know the difference.”
I hope he's alright.
UPDATE: A source is reporting that Chandler Jones was hospitalized after using synthetic marijuana.
It's worth noting that synthetic marijuana is not on the NFL's banned substance list.
(Via: Boston Herald)