Jaguars Release WR Jones

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived receiver Matt Jones, parting ways with the former first-round draft pick after his latest arrest.

The team announced the move on Monday.

Jones was jailed last week in Little Rock, Ark., for violating
his plea agreement that stemmed from a drug charge last summer. The
6-foot-6 former Arkansas star quarterback is awaiting an April 13
court appearance.

After failing a drug and alcohol screening, Jones told a judge
he drank beer while playing golf with friends. He assured the judge
that wouldn't happen again.

Jones was charged in Fayetteville with cocaine possession last
July. He was later suspended for the final three games of last
season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.


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