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Former ASU and current Patriot CB Jack Jones arrested in Boston for trying to bring guns onto plane

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Former Arizona State cornerback and current New England Patriot Jack Jones was arrested at Boston’s Logan Airport today after trying to bring two guns onto a plane.

“25-year-old Jackie K. Jones of Arizona is facing several charges including possession of a concealed weapon in a secure area of an airport, possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card, unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm, and possession of a large-capacity feeding device, according to police,” the Boston 25 News article states.

He was booked at the State Police-Logan Airport Barracks and bail was set at $50,000.

“We have been notified that Jack Jones was arrested at Logan Airport earlier today. We are in the process of gathering more information and will not be commenting further at this time,” a Patriots spokesman said.

Many are circling back to a tweet that Jones made in regards to the Ja Morant situation just over a month ago. He called Morant “dumb” for flashing guns and basically said he needed to be more responsible given the money he is making.

Jones was selected in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft by the Patriots after he accumulated 42 tackles (2.5 for loss), a strip sack and a team-leading three interceptions in his final year at ASU.

He put together an impressive rookie campaign for New England, in which he recorded 30 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and fumble recovery in 13 games, and became arguably the Patriots’ best cornerback. However, his season ended early due to a suspension for an unspecified violation of team rules.

During the Patriots’ offseason program, the suspension looked to be a thing in the past, as Jones played with all of the top units.

Past Off-the-Field Incidents

Jones’ character and behavior have always been his biggest weaknesses since college.

He was a five-star recruit coming out of Long Beach Polytechnic High School and started his college career at USC, playing for the Trojans in the 2016 and 2017 seasons. He appeared in all 13 games of his true freshman season and then started all 14 games for the eventual Pac-12 champion Trojans his sophomore year. Jones had a team-leading four interceptions and 40 tackles in 2017.

However, he was dismissed from the Trojans in May of 2018 due to academic issues. Then in June of 2018, he was arrested and charged with commercial burglary and felony conspiracy to commit a crime after breaking into a Panda Express.

Jones was put on a one-year probation and transferred to JUCO school Moorpark College for one season to work on his academics and did not play football there.

He then transferred to ASU in 2019, where he once again proved his dominance for the Sun Devils, as he was tied for ninth nationally with 16 passes defended in his first season in Tempe.

In the COVID-shortened 2020 season, Jones only played two games after he was suspended for an altercation with a teammate.

In 2021, he was was suspended in the first quarter of two games and missed ASU’s entire game against USC due to a conduct-related suspension. He eventually enrolled in anger management counseling and started to improve on and off the field, using the fuel of his past to put together an overall great statistical season.

His most memorable play was an 87-yard pick six in the Territorial Cup to cap off his college career. After the play, Jones threw the ball into the stands and received a 15-yard penalty for a personal foul.

Jones’ off-the-field issues appear to have translated over early in his NFL career, and he will have to try to work through them once again to reach his full potential, as he certainly has the talent on the field.

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Brendan Mau is a college sports insider and general assignment reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on Twitter via @Brendan_Mau

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