It was a tough decision, but the Las Vegas Raiders have let go of their veteran defensive end, Chandler Jones. This happened while he was on the Non-Football Illness list. Tom Pelissero from NFL Network confirmed this, following a report by Adam Schefter on Jones’ release.
This came quickly after Jones was held for reportedly breaking a domestic violence protection order. The Raiders released a statement, hoping Jones gets the care he needs stating, “The Raiders are hopeful that Chandler Jones receives the care that he needs.”
— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) September 29, 2023
On September 20, Las Vegas put Jones on the NFI list due to a private issue. This all started when Chandler Jones took to social media, expressing frustration over being denied access to the team’s facilities.
Chandler Jones going off on his IGS about not being able to get into the Raiders’ gym pic.twitter.com/As0hbV2hUc
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) September 5, 2023
He voiced this concern in a 25-minute video that he posted, but it was eventually taken down. On Monday, the 33-year-old further shocked everyone by revealing that the Las Vegas Fire Department had taken him to a hospital and then to a behavioral health facility against his will the week before. However, the LVFD didn’t confirm or deny this, respecting privacy laws. The arrest that took place on September 28, has left many people wondering about the exact circumstances of the incident.
Chandler Jones, who was in the second year of his three-year, $51 million contract with the Raiders, had an impressive performance in his first and only year with the Las Vegas team, tallying 4.5 sacks and 38 tackles. His contract with the Raiders includes $32 million guaranteed money with a $12 million signing bonus and an average annual salary of $17 million. It’s a tough time for the Raiders. They need to handle the aftermath of Jones’ release, address worries about his well-being and deal with ongoing legal matters.
Chandler Jones breaks down in tears before getting arrested
Before ending up behind bars, Chandler Jones breaks down in tears talking about Aaron Hernandez. In a recent emotional video, Jones, a former assistant coach for the New England Patriots, poured his heart out, shedding light on his reservations about how fellow coach Josh McDaniels dealt with a situation involving Aaron Hernandez. The video was a candid discussion that delved into various intriguing topics, from government secrets to the Illuminati and ISIS, as reported by TMZ.
During the emotional livestream, Jones engaged in a candid conversation with a neighbor, expressing his desire to protect the community and even extending an invitation for gumbo. However, as the discussion progressed, Jones became visibly upset and broke down while talking about Aaron Hernandez, the former NFL player who tragically passed away in 2017 while serving a life sentence for a 2013 shooting.
In a poignant moment, Jones questioned the circumstances surrounding Hernandez’s death, asking, “Y’all thought my n—- Chico killed himself in jail?” This comment left viewers taken aback, and Jones abruptly ended the livestream, leaving many concerned about his well-being and mental state.
Chandler Jones saying Aaron Hernandez didn’t kill himself in jail and then starts to cry hysterically…
Something is seriously wrong…
— JPAFootball (@jasrifootball) September 28, 2023
These worries about Chandler Jones’ mental health have only intensified, particularly given his recent placement on the non-football illness list by the Las Vegas Raiders. Fans are expressing their concern and urging Jones to seek the help he may need while advocating for him to take a break from football. They emphasize the importance of supporting and caring for Jones during this challenging time, raising questions about his future in the sport.
Jones’ ongoing social media posts and criticisms related to the Raiders have only amplified these concerns about his mental well-being. His emotional reaction during the livestream has sparked a collective call to ensure his mental health is a priority during this challenging period.