Jags WR Matt Jones has yet to speak after being arrested on felony cocaine charges on Thursday, but his dad is speaking on his behalf, stating that the cocaine was (of course), not his. His father, Steve Jones, gave a statement to a Arkansas TV station which reads as follows:
“Matt is anxious to make a statement and wants to make a statement,” Steve Jones said. “His attorney has advised him to not say anything until they have had a chance to speak together. They will release a statement at the appropriate time. We want to make it clear that Matt was not in possession of any drugs, but that there were drugs in the vehicle and were located in the closest proximity to Matt. He does not claim any responsibility for the drugs.”
One thing that dad Jones didn’t say is what his son, who is not expected to even make it on the Jags roster this year and is expected to be traded or released straight out, is what his darling was doing in a car with coke. The Jaguars have not commented on Jones’ arrest, but the rumor all along was that he is going to be hard pressed to even make the team this year anway.