Former cornerback Jack Jones arrested on two felony charges

first_imgFormer USC cornerback Jack Jones was arrested by Ventura County Police Friday on two felony charges — commercial burglary and conspiracy to commit a crime — after police say he attempted to break into a Santa Paulo Panda Express at 3 a.m. He was booked in the Ventura County Jail with a bail of $20,000. Jones is scheduled to appear in Ventura County Superior Court Tuesday afternoon.The arrest comes after Jones was declared academically ineligible for the 2018 season following spring camp. Jones sat out of camp to focus on his studies but failed to meet the mark. Last Tuesday, he confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that he would leave USC to take courses at a junior college in attempt to regain his eligibility for 2019. Jones was considered a defensive asset for the Trojans in the 2017 season. He touted 40 tackles and a team-best four interceptions in the 14 games he played. Jones was expected to remain the starting cornerback for the upcoming 2018 season prior to his dismissal.Jones was rated the No. 10 cornerback in the 2016 recruiting class by ESPN. Jones’ dismissal was a significant loss to the USC defense, which retained a solid group of starters from the 2017 season.last_img read more

J.J. Watt participates in Packers tradition, breaks kid’s bike in process

first_img Packers to release Mike Daniels, former Pro Bowl defensive tackle, report says Jordy Nelson retires from NFL with Packers after signing 1-day contract He eventually upgraded to larger sized wheels to the fans’ enjoyment.”It’s one of the coolest traditions,” Watt said. “Growing up here, I know how special it is to get to interact with a player from the Green Bay Packers. For them to have that tradition, where kids get to be up close and personal with their favorite players and they get to hold their helmet.”I mean, that’s what it’s all about. Those are the memories that those kids are going to have for a lifetime. For me to be able to participate in it as a player was cool.” Texans waive running back D’Onta Foreman, add Gimel President However, breaking the bike probably wasn’t part of that dream. Watt didn’t last long on the child-sized bike. Related News J.J. Watt had a lot of fun riding into practice Monday — that is until he broke his means of transportation.The Texans and Packers held a joint practice in Green Bay, which allowed Watt to take part in a longstanding Packers tradition of players riding a child’s bike to practice. It was something Watt said he has dreamed about since he was a kid growing up in Wisconsin. “It was pretty awesome until I broke the bike,” Watt told media after Monday’s practice, via the Houston Chronicle. “The bike I was using wasn’t equipped for a 290-pound man and the seat broke off. We have purchased a new bike for the boy. I apologize for that.”It’s one of the coolest traditions.”J.J. Watt wanted to participate in the iconic Packers bike ride, but his bike was too small. So he got an upgrade 🙌 @JJWatt (via @ReinerOlivia/@LilySZhao) pic.twitter.com/cuTa1uP6NY— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) August 5, 2019The Texans star didn’t hesitate to chose which bike he would ride. He picked the first kid in line despite the fact he was wearing a Packers jersey.”I mean, I can’t walk past a kid,” Watt said. “That’s hard. He had a [Aaron] Rodgers jersey on, which is fine. I respect it. I support loyalty. The welcome and reception I’ve gotten since I got back here, to see people wearing my jersey, it’s pretty crazy.”last_img read more