July 15, 2024

Report: Chandler Jones likely to avoid jail time


Chandler Jones was released by the Raiders last September after facing a pair of domestic violence charges. It sounds like the pass rusher will ultimately avoid jail time, per Taylor Lane of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

After entering a no-contest plea, one of Jones’ domestic violence charges was dismissed. The other charge resulted in a suspended 90-day jail sentence, and Jones can avoid jail time “if he stays out of trouble and has no contact with his victim,” according to Lane. This condition lasts through December 17.

Jones was first arrested in September after violating a temporary protection order against the mother of his son. The arrest report says that Jones “got naked and burned the woman’s belongings that he took from her backyard,” per Lane. The Raiders released Jones shortly after this incident. The veteran was arrested again in October after violating the same protection order.

Prior to his legal issues, Jones was engaged in a public feud with the Raiders organization. The player was publicly critical of both head coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler, with Jones claiming that he was locked out of the team’s facility. Jones later stated that he no longer wanted to play for the franchise, and he was sitting on the NFI list before being cut by the Raiders. Jones signed a three-year, $51M deal with the team in March 2022, but the organization only got an underwhelming 15-game showing from the former All-Pro.

Jones had stints in New England and Arizona prior to his tumultuous stint in Las Vegas. The former first-round pick has 112 career sacks, 49 of which came between his 2017 and 2019 campaigns with the Cardinals. It’s been naturally quiet on the Jones front since his release from the Raiders last year, and with 2024 representing his age-34 season, there’s a good chance the edge defender won’t get another NFL gig. In the unlikely event that he does resurface with a team, he’ll likely face punishment from the league stemming from his two most recent arrests.





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