Chandler Jones, a defensive player for the New England Patriots, was hospitalized on Jan. 10 for a ‘medical emergency’ after he was reportedly acting ‘confused.’ Uh-oh. What does this mean for the Patriots’ playoff chances?
Could the post-season be over for Chandler Jones? The 25-year-old football star of the New England Patriots had to be taken to the hospital after he sought help from his local police department. But with allegations of possible drug use, will Chandler spend the rest of the playoffs sitting on the bench?
Chandler was “rushed” to Norwood Hospital on Jan. 10 after visiting the Foxboro Police Department, according to records obtained by the Boston Herald. Chandler was reportedly seen by fire and EMS officials and, according to ESPN, five police officers. The exact nature of his “medical emergency” remains unclear, though dispatch records indicate a officer went to Chandler’s home to “secure the residence.”
While at Chandler’s place, the responding officer may have indicated that this emergency was possibly drug related. In the police and fire dispatch audio, obtained and edited by Heavy.com, the cop at the scene made mention of a “Class D (Delta.)”
“Yeah, I’ve got his keys off the kitchen table. I was able to lock the front door. If you want to just pass along to the fire, he was definitely involved with Class D (Delta) before this happened, just so they know,” the police officer said. While it’s not clear what he was referring about, a Class D substance in Massachusetts includes “marijuana, possession of which is not a crime in most cases,” according to NESN. It could also mean “hashish…other substances with THC and marijuana derivatives.” HollywoodLife.com has reached out to the Foxboro Police Department for a statement on this.
Police Chief Edward T. O’Leary first denied that his department had contact with Chandler, according to the Boston Herald, despite the records showing otherwise. Plus, the dispatch records of the emergency call would also be modified to remove any medical information on Jan. 12, shortly after the Herald received a copy. The police chief would clarify his earlier statement, saying he didn’t think his officers helped out Chandler because “it was a medical call” and he “didn’t look at it as a police-specific call.”
What this means for Chandler going forward is currently unclear. The Patriots seems to be supporting him, who led the team with 12.5 sacks in the regular season. “Chandler Jones was admitted to the hospital on Sunday and released that day,” the defending Super Bowl champions said in a statement. “He reported to work on time Monday morning and has participated in all meetings and practices since then.” The Patriots face the Kansas City Chiefs in an AFC Divisional Playoff on Jan. 16.
What do you think about Chandler’s “medical emergency,” HollywoodLifers? Do you think there’s something more there?