NFL star Chandler Jones, of the Las Vegas Raiders, has claimed he was taken against his will to a mental health hospital by the Vegas fire department last week.
In an alarming social media post on Monday night, Jones said he has been injected against his will and forced to sleep on the floor. It comes a week after Jones went on a disturbing rant accusing Raiders owner Mark Davis of protecting the identity of a man he claims molested his goddaughter. Jones later said that he had been hacked.
In a post on X, captioned ‘First day out but I’m still aligned’, Jones wrote: ‘First day out, if my fans and friends were wondering, I was taken in by the Las Vegas fire department last week against my will.
‘I was injected with I don’t know what. They say it was a court hold and the Las Vegas police put me on it. I hadn’t done anything wrong. The police said people were concerned about me because of my posts online.
‘I answered my front door and a group of 5 to 7 were there to put me in an ambulance where I was later injected and I asked them not to. I had no cell phone or no communication. I was taken to Southern Hills hospital and then transferred to Seven Hills where they tried to force me to take meds and injections.
Chandler Jones has claimed that he was taken to a mental hospital against his will
‘I called Raiders GM 6 to 7 times asking for help and wondered if he had put me in here, but he never answered. I even left him voicemails. I was just trying to figure out why I’m not allowed in the building still and why do I have to continue to watch my brothers suffer every Sunday. But no answer.
‘This place is NOT a place for high profile athletes. My first night I slept on the floor and was not offered a bed.
‘My brothers had to bring me decent meals to eat and clothes. My dad comes and reads me bible verses. Every day that I miss is one million dollars. I’m still confused on what I did wrong. I’m still here. I’m very sane.
‘I workout in my room every day. Even down the hallway at 3am if you ask the staff here.
‘All I know is whoever put me here had bad intentions. I’m to (sic) strong of a person to be mentally broken. For all of my friends that know me, THEY KNOW!!!’.
The Raiders put Jones on the non-football illness list last week, ruling him out for the team indefinitely.
‘It’s a personal situation and a private matter,’ Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels said at the time. ‘We have dealt with it, and I am not going to talk about it.’
The Las Vegas Raiders have been approached for comment in light of the new post from Jones.
The Athletic’s Dianna Russini reported last week that ‘Raiders players and others around the league have shared concerns’ over Jones and his wellbeing.
It comes after another social media rant on September 5, in which Jones claimed he didn’t want to play for the team if head coach Josh McDaniels and GM Dave Ziegler were in place.
In that same outburst, Jones also claimed that he was not allowed in the Raiders’ facility. ‘They won’t let me in the building tho, tryna provoke a n****,’ he wrote on his Instagram story.
‘And they had direct contact to my (baby momma) and we ain’t been together for five years.’
Jones is a four-time Pro Bowler who won a Super Bowl (in 2015) with the New England Patriots
Jones also shared texts that appeared to be sent to McDaniels and another member of the Raiders organization in which he complained about being shunned from the team.
‘It’s a shame that I am a top athlete with 112 sacks in the NFL and I have to go to a local gym to workout during the season for no apparent reason,’ he said in one purported message. ‘This is wild to me Josh and you know it you need to do what’s right.’
Jones signed a three-year, $51million deal with the team last year and will bring home $17million this year.
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