Jones took to the social media site after Sam, the first openly gay football player drafted in the NFL, kissed his boyfriend on TV. Jones tweeted, "OMG" and "horrible." and deleted the tweets shortly after.
Shortly after the comments, Jones was fined an undisclosed amount and excused from the team. Jones was required to undergo “educational training” as part of his condition for reinstatement, according to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports.
Jones later apologized for his tweet:
"I want to apologize to Michael Sam for the inappropriate comments that I made last night on social media," Jones said. "I take full responsibility for them, and I regret that these tweets took away from his draft moment. I remember last year when I was drafted in the seventh round and all of the emotions and happiness I felt when I received the call that gave me an opportunity to play for an NFL team, and I wish him all the best in his NFL career.
Jones, a 2013 seventh-round pick from Arkansas State, had 10 tackles and a forced fumble as a backup in 16 games last season.SI WIRE: Eagles’ LeSean McCoy: I’m the best running back in NFL