FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) New England Patriots defensive lineman Chandler Jones was admitted to a hospital on Sunday and released the same day, the team said in a statement that did not elaborate on the nature of the medical issue.
The Boston Herald first reported that Jones was rushed to Norwood Hospital after showing up at the Foxborough police station with a medical emergency.
''Chandler Jones was admitted to the hospital on Sunday and released that day,'' the Patriots spokesman said. ''He reported to work on time Monday morning and has participated in all meetings and practices since then.''
A man who answered the phone at the Foxborough Police Department told The Associated Press there was no police report available because it was privileged medical information. No one was available to speak about the incident on Tuesday night, said the man.
The Herald said Foxborough Police Chief Edward T. O'Leary denied dealing with Jones over the weekend. But according to the paper, dispatch records ''showed at least five officers on the scene while Jones was being evaluated in a back parking lot of the station.''
The Herald also said the dispatch report was modified shortly after the paper called to inquire about it. O'Leary told the paper medical information was deleted from the report.
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