Former Raiders edge rusher Chandler Jones was arrested for the second time in less than a month in Las Vegas for allegedly violating a protective order, multiple outlets reported, citing police and court records.
Jones, 33, was arrested Tuesday afternoon. He was booked into Clark County (Nev.) Detention Center and has since posted bond, per the records.
Jones was arrested on two counts of the same charge Sept. 29. He’s due back in court on that charge Dec. 4. He was on the Raiders’ non-football injury list at the time but released by the team immediately following the arrest. Jones was arrested after burning items that didn’t belong to him in the backyard of a residence belonging to a woman, with whom he shares a son.
Details of this arrest were not made available to media outlets.
Last month’s arrest was the culmination of a week during which Jones said he was released from a court-ordered mental-health hold, taken against his will and injected with an unspecified drug. Later, he posted a live stream on social media in which he touched on everything from government secrets to ISIS and seemed to blame Raiders coach Josh McDaniels for the death of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.
McDaniels previously was the offensive coordinator of the Patriots.
Hernandez was found dead in his jail cell in 2017, serving a life sentence after his 2015 conviction for first-degree murder in the death of his friend, Odin Lloyd. The death of Hernandez was ruled a suicide.
Jones signed a three-year, $51 million deal with Las Vegas as a free agent in March 2022. He restructured his contract in April to lower his base salary to $1.165 million this season by converting some of the money due to a bonus.
Jones recorded 38 tackles, 4.5 sacks and three fumble recoveries in 15 games (all starts) last season, his first with the Raiders. His signature moment with Las Vegas came in Week 15 when he grabbed a New England Patriots lateral in the closing seconds and returned it 48 yards for a touchdown to give the Raiders an unlikely 30-24 victory.
A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Jones has 511 tackles, 112 sacks and 13 fumble recoveries — including two returned for touchdowns — in 154 career games (151 starts) with the Patriots (2012-15), Arizona Cardinals (2016-21) and Raiders.
Jones was a first-round draft pick (21st overall) by the Patriots in 2012 out of Syracuse.
–Field Level Media