The Las Vegas Raiders continue to try and keep the Chandler Jones saga a private matter, but the veteran defensive end continues to make things public. This story has now taken another turn after Jones made a handful of posts on X (formerly Twitter).
On Monday night, Jones took to the social media platform and claimed that he was taken to a hospital against his will and forced to take meds and injections without his consent via ESPN:
He wrote in his post to X on Monday night, “First day out but I’m still aligned,” indicating that Monday was his first day out of the facility. He attached journal entries plus a statement of “patient rights” from the Seven Hills Behavioral Health Hospital in Las Vegas, highlighting sections of the document he believes were not followed by the facility.
In the journal entries, Jones said that “5 to 7” Las Vegas Fire Department officials came to his front door and told him he had been put on a “court hold” by the Las Vegas Police Department.
“I haven’t done anything wrong. The police said people were concerned about me because of my posts online,” he wrote, adding that once in an ambulance he was “injected” with an undisclosed substance even though he didn’t give consent.
He said he was taken to Southern Hills Hospital in Las Vegas and “then transferred to Seven Hills where they tried to force me to take meds & injections.”
In later posts, Jones also said that he called Raiders GM Dave Ziegler in hopes of getting some answers as to whether the team was responsible for this before claiming that he is completely fine:
Jones wrote that he called Ziegler “6 to 7 times asking for help and I wondered if he had me put in here, but he never answered.” He said he left voicemails with Ziegler and is just trying to figure out why the Raiders won’t allow him in the facility or to be a part of the team.
“I’m still confused on what I did wrong. I’m stuck here. I’m very sane,” he wrote, adding “I’m to strong of a person to be mentally broken.”
This continues to be a troubling and concerning saga, and it remains unclear whether Jones is going through mental health issues or not. He has continually said that he is perfectly fine, but his actions on social media have been enough to bring about questions. Regardless of whether that is the case, if he was mistreated while in a medical facility, that is a serious accusation.
For the time being, Jones continues to be on the Raiders’ non-football illness list as everyone works to get the matter resolved.