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Patriots DE Chandler Jones arrived shirtless and disoriented at the police station early Sunday morning, according to an officer’s statement that was just released by Foxboro town management. The account, though not a formal police report, sheds more light on Jones’s hospitalization, reportedly for a bad reaction to smoking synthetic weed.

Foxboro’s police chief had previously been supremely unhelpful, and possibly violated the state’s public records laws by modifying dispatch reports after being contacted by reporters, but as more and more details of Sunday’s incident leaked out, a statement from one of the officers who attended to Jones was submitted. It is dated yesterday, and is accompanied by a timeline of events.


From patrolman Foscaldo’s report:

“In a very hurried and haphazard-like fashion, I saw this man randomly scurry through a portion of the parking lot where our police cars are parked. The man suddenly made a ‘b-line’ for our police station’s rear door. Without any warning or provocation, this man got down on his knees, he interlocked his fingers, and he placed his hands tightly against the back of his head. For a quick second or two, this man held this position—it was like this man was trying to surrender (he was literally ‘as stiff as a board’/he was both upright and rigid.) This man abruptly released his hands, and he started to move slowly toward the ground. Honestly, it appeared as if he was actively praying or worshiping.”


Ptl. Foscaldo said Jones repeatedly told officers he had “been told” to come to the police station, though a length section after that is redacted.

Here is the officer’s report, followed by a packet of press releases including a timeline of events.


The timeline notes that Jones was cooperative and compliant. It says an officer went to Jones’s home to retrieve his keys, and noticed the smell of burning marijuana.


These reports were given by Foxboro PD to Town Manager William G. Keegan Jr., who reviewed them and released them to the media. Keegan said the redactions were in keeping with public records and medical confidentiality laws.

[Boston Globe]

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