According to online jail records, Raiders defensive end Chandler Jones was detained on Friday in Las Vegas.
As of late Friday morning, Jones was reportedly being held at the Clark County Detention Center. According to the prison records, he was arrested for violating a temporary protection order against domestic violence and was being detained on a $15,000 bond. According to documents from Clark County, Jones posted bail later on Friday and is scheduled to appear in court on December 4.
The Raiders tweeted Friday that they were “hopeful that Chandler Jones receives the care that he needs. He, his family, and all those involved are in our thoughts.” The team said that it would make no additional comments.
NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy stated, “We have been closely monitoring developments and have been in constant communication with the Raiders.”
Peter Christiansen, a Las Vegas attorney who represents Jones, declined to comment when questioned about his client’s detention.
Since Labor Day weekend, when he made a series of social media postings directed at the organization, owner Mark Davis, general manager Dave Ziegler, and coach Josh McDaniels, Jones, 33, has not played for the Raiders and has been away from the team. On September 20th, Jones was put on the Raiders’ non-football sickness list.
Jones claimed on social media late Monday night that the Las Vegas Fire Department had moved him to a mental health facility last week after transporting him to a hospital “against my will.”
He also made a lot of social media postings on Thursday, including many live broadcasts in which he sat outside his house and rambled about various themes.
On Friday, when questioned about Jones’ arrest, McDaniels stated, “I’m going to stay where I’m at.” I can’t really add anything to what’s already been said. Regarding his current position and everything else, nothing has changed on our end. Just the way it is.
McDaniels also said that he wishes the best for all of his players.
McDaniels is firm: “That will never change.” “That piece will always be there for all the people we’ve taught and had the privilege of knowing and working with. So, let’s simply accept each day as it comes and keep striving to improve our situation. As I indicated before, short of that, our options are limited.