Matt Jones, Jaguars Wide Receiver, Arrested For Cocaine Possession [Mug Shot]

Joe DiMaggio, Your Hit Streak Is On Notice

7/10/08 in NFL   |   CriticalFanatic   |   respect

We love record streaks in sports: wins in a row, consecutive completions in a row, and most notably consecutive games with a hit. Joe DiMaggio's 56 game hit streak is one of the most unbreakable records in sports.

Or is it?

Guys like Ichiro Suzuki, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley often get discussed as players who could potentially give Joe D a good run. Perhaps we have too narrow a focus. If the NFL Police Blotter were eligible, I have little doubt it would make DiMaggio mark look like a walk in the park.

Today's NFL arrest is brought to you by Jacksonville Jaguars' receiver Matt Jones who was busted with cocaine possession. Jones, who has often been criticized for his lack of speed at that position, may have misinterpreted how best to get faster.

According to the police report, Police approached a white Toyota 4Runner, which was parked in an unlit portion of the lot. Jones, whose residence is listed as 13838 Bella Rivea Lane in Jacksonville, Fla., was spotted in the front seat of the vehicle and officers observed Jones with a "white card with white powdery substance in his hand."

"In (Jones') hand was a credit card that he was using to chop up and scrape the powder," the report says. A police search of Jones' side of the vehicle "revealed a plastic baggie with a white powdery substance inside," a "white card with with the white powdery substance and credit card" and "rolled up paper with another corner of a plastic baggie with white powdery substance inside."

What the hell is going on with the NFL? We can't go a single day without some million dollar bonehead using his free-time to drive drunk, assault his lady friend, pull out a gun, fail to pay taxes, drive drunk again, fail to pay child support or smoke [name the substance]. It's embarrassing.

This outbreak in arrests seems to have not-so-coincidentally happened since Roger Goodell was named commissioner. I thought his number one objective was cleaning up the off-field issues that continue to litter headlines every offseason.

Any predictions on who will be nailed tomorrow and with what crime?
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7/11/08   |   Big_Country78   |   38 respect

im still with the innocent until proven guilty as supported by the constitution.


- it seems very vague

- arrests dont mean guilt

- arrested for supposedly having a white powdery substance? you aren't supposed to be arrested until the results come back from the lab, and they issue a warrant for your arrest.

7/10/08   |   Scott Senay

O.K.  This time I SWEAR I won't take him for my fantasy team.

7/10/08   |   badsam1956

Hey people, let's put this in perspective, OK. Think about this, a young man gets a contract with the NFL or any sport for that matter and gets paid huge money, say millions with sometimes millions as signing bonuses. Many rarely make it to graduation and more each year never see their senior year in college. These young men get paid to play a sport, not a 9 to 5 job. Sports are an entertainment, not a job say like working for $10 to $30 an hour paycheck turning a wrench, cutting a tree or discovering the next cure for baldness. Then these usually sad people do something stupid because they believe and are taught by the fans that they are special for being violent, elusive or some other attribute. Now thinking this way, does it surprise you much these idiots with everything to gain and so much to lose, do such antics? Now I'm a fan of the NFL and I've been a fan of Jones since he played at Arkansas. I still don't understand why in the hell he is a receiver, but I digress. So these special people get caught with a snort full or some other criminal activity. No mater what is told, many use other drugs daily. Steroids and other enhancing drugs are being used, but we as fans understand that or if honest understand it. Cocaine is illegal and I personally think he and any other player caught should be canned forever from participating in any sport, end of story. Any abuse should be instantly subject for termination, narcotic or enhancement drug and the athlete banned from playing forever. This policy should be enacted for any criminal behavior without hesitation and any youngster coming out of college should be required to finish college before being allowed to play. Also if a college player is ever convicted of an offense, he forfeits their chance to play pro sports. Act like a thug, then they should play a thug game and not be allowed to play a real  professional sport. I also think player salaries should be more in line with any professional job. To think an athlete is paid better than a doctor right out of college is crazy and shows how crazy our society has gotten. Sorry if anyone disagrees with my thoughts, but if you do it only proves my point. These guys aren't any more special than anyone else.

7/10/08   |   NickMulder   |   11 respect

Just wonderful. What a disgrace to the wonderful game of football. I just love how pro football players are seizing every opportunity they can to destroy the game by acting like nothing more than a bunch of disgusting pigs. Oh I'm sorry, perhaps I'm still giving them too much praise. Makes me wanna puke. What's next? Are Tom Brady and Peyton Manning gettin together for a bank robbery now? I suppose that wouldn't really surprise me at this point!

7/10/08   |   RespectTheStar   |   60 respect

Hmmm.....could explain why he sucked it up last season. See ya later dude.

7/10/08   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

The NFL now means "No Felony Left-behind".

7/10/08   |   Jon   |   5 respect

Lendale White, in the conservatory, with the candlestick