The edge rusher, 33, was taken into custody by Las Vegas police early on Friday. According to internet records, he is being held at the Clark County Detention Center with a $15,000 bail.
He is due in court on December 4. Jones is allegedly represented by Las Vegas attorney Peter Christiansen. Regarding Jones’ arrest, he chose not to comment.
Mental Health Issues a Concern for Chandler Jones
Due to Jones’ odd online activity, there is rising concern for her mental health. In one video, he spoke for over 25 minutes, covering a wide range of subjects, before breaking down in tears when mourning the passing of Aaron Hernandez, whom he called “Chico.”
He claimed on Monday that the Las Vegas Fire Department had transported him to the hospital last week “against my will” in a since-deleted upload of a handwritten diary entry. He claimed that when the firefighters came, Las Vegas police were already there.
Raiders issued a statement on X (formerly Twitter)
“hopeful that Chandler Jones receives the care that he needs. He, his family, and all those involved are in our thoughts. As this is now a legal matter, we will not be providing further comment.”
— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) September 29, 2023
McDaniels spoke about his players saying
“I care for all of them,” “I think we all do. We want the best for all of our players, former players, etc. So, that will never change. That part is going to be there now and forever for all the guys we’ve coached and got an opportunity to know and work with. So, just kind of take it as it comes here as we’re going through this, and we continue to try to do the best we can. Like I said, there’s not much we can do other than that.”
Jones is listed as having a non-football sickness and has yet to play a game for the Raiders this season.
In 15 games last season, the veteran of 11 seasons finished second on the club with 4.5 sacks and 15 quarterback hits. With 38 tackles, he also tied for 11th place.
With 112 career sacks, Jones is tied for 37th place among all players.