Jan 13, 2016 8:10 PM
FOXBOROUGH- The Patriots are only three days away from another playoff run. But some off-field matters are the center of attention.
Defensive end, Chandler Jones reportedly turned to police for a medical emergency over the weekend, and now, new details are emerging in the player's saga today.
The Boston Globe's Chris Gasper reported that Jones ingested synthetic marijuana.
It all started on Sunday when the Boston Herald reported that Jones arrived at the Foxborogh Police Station disoriented and shirtless. Police first told the Herald they did not have an encounter with him.
But a dispatch recording obtained by Heavy.com says otherwise. The dispatcher mentioned a "medical emergency." An officer who indicated that he went to Jones's house noted a "class D" substance which in Massachusetts includes marijuana.
The Patriots confirmed in a brief statement that Jones was admitted to Norwood Hospital and released. The Boston Herald reported that the police deleted dispatch history stating that they don't release medical records to the public.
Jones has been at each practice and meeting since but was not available for comment.
Wednesday, the team was asked about the situation. Patriot's tackle, Sebastian Vollmer, who is coming back from an injury, commented.
"I've got a job to do and so does, you know, everybody else," said Vollmer. "It's a good thing to concentrate on what you can control and you know? Quite frankly I can't control the questions you ask and you know we've got to deal with that. But there's also nothing I can do. I've kind of got my own problems. My own worries to work on, so that's what I'm trying to do"
The NFL is currently investigating this incident. Jones has no prior drug history. With synthetic marijuana, the league cannot suspend him. Instead they will ask him to attend a substance abuse program and after that additional drug tests.
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