Foxboro Police release details about incident involving Chandler Jones

By Sean Cahill

scahill@abc6.com

Foxboro Police have released more information about an incident Sunday morning that involved New England Patriots player Chandler Jones being sent to the hospital.

The release, sent out by Town Manager William Keegan Jr., sheds light on some new information about the events leading to Jones’s hospital visit.

Police say at around 7:40 a.m., Jones showed up in the police stations back parking lot shirtless. Officers say he started towards the rear door then stopped, got down on his knees and put his hands behind his head.

Police say at one point he also started moving slowly towards the ground "as if he was actively praying or worshipping."

When police asked him to identify himself, he told them his name was Chandler Jones and repeated that he had "been told" to come to the police station.

Police say that throughout the incident, Jones appeared "nervous/anxious" but was polite and cooperative. He was transported to Norwood Hospital for treatment.

In the ambulance, Jones remembered he left his keys at his home. When an officer went to his home to retrieve the keys, he "noticed the smell of burnt marijuana" inside the residence.

The Boston Globe has reported a bad reaction to synthetic marijuana caused Jones to seek medical attention.

Police say there was at no time, any criminal activity.

Jones has practiced for the Patriots all week leading up to there divisional round game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Speaking on Thursday, Head Coach Bill Belichick told reporters his primary concern is Jones’s health. He refused to comment any further. 

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