New details released from Patriots DE Chandler Jones’s medical emergency

Thursday January 14th, 2016

A report released Thursday by the Foxborough police department describes new details involving New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones’s ​medical emergency from Sunday morning. 

The report, obtained by, states that Jones was shirtless and running around behind the police station, before he fell to the ground in the manner of “praying or worshipping.” While on the ground, police ran over to Jones to assist him.

According to the report, Jones did not have any drugs on him, and was respectful and cooperative with the police. 

Dispatch records obtained by The Boston Herald showed that Jones was rushed to the hospital after he arrived at the Foxborough police department, and was eventually taken to Norwood Hospital nearly 20 minutes later.

• Listen: Foxboro PD audio from Chandler Jones’s medical emergency

A source told The Boston Globe on Wednesday that Jones simply had a bad reaction to “a substance” he put into his body, and that it was not related to a drug overdose.

The report released Thursday states that while Jones was in an ambulance, an officer went to Jones’s house to retrieve his keys and noticed the smell of marijuana. 

Jones spoke to reporters Thursday and took responsibility for his actions.

“I want to apologize to all the fans and everyone I support,” Jones said.

“I made a pretty stupid mistake this weekend,” he continued. “Right now, my main focus is becoming the best player I could be and helping the team. We’re focused on Kansas City.”

The Patriots face the Chiefs in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs on Saturday. 

You can listen to the audio from Jones’s medical emergency here and read the full report below:

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