Raiders release DE Chandler Jones following arrest



The Las Vegas Raiders released defensive end Chandler Jones on Saturday.

Jones was arrested Friday in Las Vegas after a tumultuous week that included multiple posts on social media. He was arrested on charges of violating a domestic violence temporary protective order.

The Raiders said in a statement Friday that they are “hopeful that Chandler Jones will receive the care he needs. Our thoughts are with him, his family and everyone involved.”

Jones was let go due to conduct detrimental to the team, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter, meaning the Raiders are no longer responsible for certain financial commitments, such as his base salary. Jones was in the second season of a three-year, $51 million contract he signed last year.

Jones, 33, has been away from the Raiders since Labor Day weekend, when he made a series of social media posts targeting the team, owner Mark Davis, general manager Dave Ziegler and coach Josh McDaniels. The Raiders placed Jones on the non-football injury/illness list in September. 20.

Jones posted on social media Monday night that he was taken to a hospital last week “against my will” by the Las Vegas Fire Department and later transferred to a behavioral health facility. He posted numerous posts on social media on Thursday, including multiple live videos in which he was seen sitting outside his home rambling on about several topics.

Jones posted bond Friday and is due back in court in December. 4, according to Clark County court records.



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