Chandler Jones says the Raiders sent a crisis team to his house
Paul GutierrezESPN staff writer3 minutes to read
HENDERSON, Nevada — Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Chandler Jones, in his latest message against the team, posted to social media late Wednesday night that the Raiders had sent a member of his crisis response team to his home, before deleting his Instagram story posts.
Jones showed a photo of an expired badge belonging to a CRT member in Las Vegas and wrote, “The Raiders sent it to my place and said…you have to come with us ‘You’re in danger’,” along with a laughing face emoji. .
Jones later added, “They put me outside in my sketches LOL.. naked”.
“That lady was rude. Then I had to show her some text messages. Then she changed her clothes.. A friend of the raiders tried to look at me.. Like ‘don’t say anything’
“Now I understand why players turn to social media. At first I was a bit shy about it. But it’s our only outlet. If I hadn’t, it would have been kept under wraps..
“Has anyone interviewed them and asked why you’re not with the team?
“Because I do not know”
Jones, who missed a number of practices late in training camp for an undisclosed reason, also posted a screenshot of an alleged August 18 text exchange with Raiders coach Josh McDaniels, in which Jones later said, “I wouldn’t do anything else” if he was allowed. The Raiders are set to play in their season opener Sunday at the Denver Broncos.
Jones posted: “See how friends talk to me like I’m an item? Look at my script and look at his script.”
Jones also posted a video of himself hitting reps in a combined workout with the San Francisco 49ers.
Jones, 33, is entering the second season of a three-year, $51 million free agent contract with the Raiders, and he initially took to social media Wednesday morning, saying he no longer wanted to play in Las Vegas.
On Wednesday, McDaniels said Jones’ situation was a “personal situation…a private matter” and he would not discuss it with the media.
“We’ve never really gotten into that kind of thing, so I’m going to stay away from that,” McDaniels said at the time.
The Raiders did not respond to a request for comment on Jones’ latest since-deleted post, and McDaniels is not scheduled to speak to the media Thursday, though the team is scheduled to practice in an open locker room afterwards.