More details are emerging regarding Chandler Jones’ recent incident.
Reports suggest that the circumstances surrounding Chandler Jones’ arrest are becoming clearer. On September 28, the former Raiders star allegedly violated a temporary domestic violence protection order. He did so by taking items from an unnamed woman’s residence and subsequently sending her videos in which he appeared to be naked, burning the items he had taken.
This protection order had been issued following a prior incident on September 12, during which Jones, described as “rambling incoherently,” arrived at the woman’s home without shoes and carrying a flashlight. The woman, who identified Jones as her ex-boyfriend, informed authorities that he had attempted to enter her room. When she intervened, he allegedly pushed her into a railing.
Former Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Chandler Jones’ arrest in Las Vegas on Sept. 29 came as a result of an alleged violation of a protection order that was granted to an unnamed woman after an incident that occurred on Sept. 12, according to police documents obtained by The Athletic on Thursday.
The woman reported the domestic violence incident, but when the police contacted Jones, he denied any wrongdoing.
A protection order had been granted, which was in effect from September 14 to December 13, as reported by The Athletic.
On September 28, Jones initiated contact with the woman, who claimed to be the mother of Jones’ child, by sending her messages on Snapchat that started in the morning and continued throughout the day, according to KNTV.
At approximately 2:31 p.m. that day, the woman reported observing Jones on her home security system returning to her residence and removing items from her backyard, including a recycling bin, pool net, and dog toys.
Following his departure, the woman stated that Jones proceeded to send her videos in which he was seen igniting the items he had taken on fire.
“[He] was completely nude inside of his own backyard and was burning items that he took from the victim’s backyard,” the police report read, KLAS reported.
Jones was arrested the day following the incident, and on September 30, the Raiders officially severed ties with the defensive end by releasing him.
In a statement issued the day before his release, the team expressed hope that Chandler Jones would receive the necessary care, with thoughts extended to him, his family, and all parties involved.
“The Raiders are hopeful that Chandler Jones receives the care that he needs,” the team said in a statement the day before his release. “He, his family, and all those involved are in our thoughts. As this is now a legal matter, we will not be providing further comment.”
During the Labor Day weekend, Jones alleged that head coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler had been preventing him from accessing the Raiders’ facility.
In a livestream on September 28, Jones made unfounded claims implicating McDaniels in the death of his former New England teammate, Aaron Hernandez, who took his own life in prison on April 19, 2017.
Jones remained inactive for the first three weeks of the season before the team officially parted ways with him.
His next scheduled court appearance is on December 4.