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 September 6, 2023

NFL's Jack Jones avoids jail over gun charge

New England Patriots defensive back Jack Jones avoided jail time in Tuesday's sentencing over nine gun charges from an incident in June.

Eight of the charges were dropped, leaving him with one charge that included sentencing of 48 hours of community service.

The details

"Jones was charged with two counts each of unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm, possession of a large-capacity magazine and possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card. He was also charged with an airport security violation," Fox News reported.

"Jones was released on a $30,000 cash bail pending an Aug. 18 probable cause hearing, his attorney, Rosemary Scapicchio, said. The deal was reached during a hearing Tuesday in Boston Municipal court," it continued.

The decision

"Jones had been facing two counts of possession of a concealed weapon in a secure area of an airport, possession of ammunition without an FID card, unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm, and possession of a large capacity feeding device in connection with an arrest in June when officials said he had loaded guns and ammunition in his carry-on bag as he tried to fly out of Logan Airport following Patriots training minicamp," Boston 25 News reported.

"The Commonwealth of Massachusetts 'determined that it cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Mr. Jones had knowledge that he possessed the firearms in his bag at the time of the incident,' according to the court filing," the outlet added.

What's next?

The sentencing came just five days before the start of the 2023 NFL season, allowing Jones the potential to continue with the Patriots.

“When I get out here on this football field, it’s all ball, man. I just come out here to play ball, give it my all and do what I’m supposed to for the team," he told reporters last month, according to the New York Post.

"Jones was selected in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft and had two interceptions last season — including one returned for a touchdown against then-Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers — and 30 total tackles," the report stated.

While many on social media were upset over the light sentence, Jones was relieved to escape jail time and put the charges behind him.

Jones will now have to show that he can come back after a controversial rookie year and still make an impact for his team following the turbulent off-season.

Written By:
Dillon Burroughs

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