Chandler Jones, an NFL player who has shared a number of strange things on social media in recent weeks, went live on Thursday and recorded himself talking about Aaron Hernandez, a former teammate of his, before sobbing uncontrollably.
“Oh, you guys were unaware of the true extent of Josh McDaniels’ abuse of Aaron Hernandez?” Jones, the former assistant coach of the Patriots, asks in the video “If you don’t know the truth about Aaron Hernandez, did you think he committed suicide while incarcerated?”
According to TMZ,
the 33-year-old former All-Pro defensive end discusses a wide range of subjects during the 25-minute broadcast, including his knowledge of ISIS, the Illuminati, and government secrets.
At one point in the video, Jones converses with his neighbor as well, telling him that he’s attempting to defend the neighborhood and inviting him over for gumbo.
At some point,
Jones mentions the late Aaron Hernandez—whom he calls “Chico”—and eventually starts crying. Hernandez, who was with the New England Patriots in 2012 alongside Jones, was convicted of first-degree murder in 2013 and was found dead in his cell in prison.
“You all thought my n—— Chico committed suicide while incarcerated?” In the video, Jones poses this question before breaking down in tears and averting the camera from his face. He then abruptly ends the livestream after a few moments.
The video was posted while Jones was still not in the league following his placement on the Las Vegas Raiders’ non-football illness list just over a week ago.
After Jones claimed in a previous tweet on Monday night that he had been taken to a hospital “against my will” by the Las Vegas Fire Department one week prior, worries about his mental state have only increased.
“I have not committed any wrongdoing. He stated in a since-deleted post to X, “The police said people were worried about me because of my posts online.”
Before the incident, Jones had written a number of harsh posts attacking the Raiders front office for preventing him from practicing with the team and making him use a neighborhood gym rather than the organization’s facilities.