Chandler Jones spews incoherent thoughts in arrest video
Chandler Jones has been arrested twice in the last month for violations of a temporary protection order, and some video footage from the first incident shows the bizarre interaction between police officers and the former NFL star.
TMZ obtained body camera footage from when Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept. officers arrested Jones on Sept. 29. Police responded to a call at Jones’ ex-girlfriend’s and were immediately met with strange requests.
Jones, who seemed paranoid throughout the entire interaction, explained to officers that he was returning a “dumpster” to his ex’s house because he was taking care of her trash.
“The reason why I’m here is I was taking out her trash, and I was just dropping off the dumpster in the back seat. … Her trash, I took it from my house and I didn’t want her to think I stole it, so I took all the trash out and I was putting it back to her house,” Jones said. “I didn’t want her to think I stole her trash. I emptied it at my house and burned some.”
Jones, who was handcuffed, was asked if he had identification on him. He responded by telling police his name and saying he is “No. 55 for the Arizona Cardinals.” Jones also told the officers that “they burned my ID” but did not specify to whom he was referring.
As the conversation continued, Jones claimed he had filed a lawsuit against the LVMPD earlier in the day. He said that “The Athletics,” likely referring to sports media company The Athletic, trying to obtain “police footage of ambulance injecting me without my permission” so they could publish the video. The claim seemed related to Jones’ previous rant about being injected and taken to a mental health facility against his will.
Jones also acknowledged that his ex had filed a restraining order. Though, he claimed he immediately burned the paperwork when it was served to him earlier in the day.
An arrest report from the incident stated that Jones had sent his ex videos that appeared to show him nude in his own backyard burning the trash he had taken from her house. Jones also shared a disturbing video on social media that day of him talking about former teammate Aaron Hernandez.
Jones was released by the Raiders the day after his Sept. 29 arrest. He was then arrested on the same charge less than three weeks later.
Jones was drafted in the first round by the New England Patriots back in 2012. He had a productive four years with the team before being traded to the Arizona Cardinals prior to the 2016 season. The move came not long after reports of some troubling off-field behavior.
In his first season with Las Vegas last year, Jones had 38 total tackles, 4.5 sacks and 3 fumble recoveries. He played in 15 games.