Police charged former NFL receiver Dwight Jones with felony killing an animal by starvation Monday after they found one dead dog and another starved dog in his yard, per the Times-News.
An anonymous tip on Feb. 19 alerted police of “animal cruelty” at Jones’ place, and though other people lived at the North Carolina residence, they determined he owned the two pit-bull mixes. It was reportedly 14 degrees outside the night officers found the dogs.
Animal control took the live dog from the home.
The Texans signed Jones in 2012 after he went undrafted, though he abruptly left the team to take care of his son. He also played on the New York Jets’ practice squad and the Arena Football League’s Arizona Rattlers.