Good news for Jacoby Jones, bad news for JaCoby Jones

Thursday November 5th, 2015

According to, there are approximately eight people in the United States named Jacoby Jones. So what are the odds that two of them are professional athletes? And what are the odds that both of them are in the news on the same day?

Jacoby Jones is a 31-year-old NFL receiver and return specialist.

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JaCoby Jones is a 23-year-old MLB prospect. 

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Jacoby got some bad news on Tuesday when the Chargers cut him, but he wasn’t out of a job for long. The Steelers announced Thursday that they claimed Jones off of waivers. Congratulations, Jacoby. 

JaCoby isn’t having such a good day. The Tigers prospect got suspended for 50 games Thursday after testing positive for recreational drugs. 

Good luck in Pittsburgh, Jacoby. 

Keep your head up, JaCoby.

- Dan Gartland

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