In a Monday night social media post, Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Chandler Jones claimed he was detained by the Las Vegas Fire Department, who transported him to Southern Hills Hospital in Las Vegas before he was transferred to the Seven Hills Behavioral Hospital.
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“I haven’t done anything wrong,” Jones wrote on X. “The police said people were concerned about me because of my posts online.
“I answered my front door and a group of 5 to 7 were there to put me in an ambulance where I was later injected and I asked them not to. I had no cell phone or no communication.”
Jones suggested in his social media post that Monday was his first day away from the Seven Hills facility.
First day out but I’m still aligned. pic.twitter.com/AgxZWP7U9e
— ♛Chandler Jones (@chanjones55) September 26, 2023
Jones also claimed he’d called Raiders general manager Dave Ziegler “6 to 7 times asking for help and I wondered if he had put me in here, but he never answered.”
“I even left him voicemails,” Jones added. “I was just trying to figure out why I’m not allowed in the (Raiders’) building.”
Jones initially voiced his displeasure with the Raiders, Ziegler, and head coach Josh McDaniels in early September, posting since-deleted messages on social media indicating he no longer wanted to play in Las Vegas and hinting he wanted incumbent defensive coordinator Patrick Graham to replace McDaniels as Las Vegas’ head coach.
“It’s a shame that I am a top athlete with 112 sacks in the NFL and I have to go to a local gym to work out during the season for no apparent reason this is wild to me Josh and you know it you need to do what’s right,” Jones wrote in a screen-shotted text message, apparently to McDaniels.
𝗨𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲 #Raiders DE Chandler Jones says: "I don't wanna play for the Raiders if my HC, or GM… " on IG.
It seems he's not able to get in the #Raiders gym and has to go to a local gym instead and the team contacted his ex-girlfriend who hasn't been with for 5 years
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 5, 2023
The Raiders formally placed Jones on the reserve/non-football injury list on Sept. 20 after deactivating him for the season’s first two games. He will have to miss at least four more games after being moved to NFI.
Jones worked with McDaniels and Ziegler with the New England Patriots from 2012-15 before the Pats traded him to the Arizona Cardinals in 2016. He inked a three-year, $51 million contract to join Las Vegas during the 2022 offseason.