This morning we learn from PRO FOOTBALL TALK that Steve Jones, the father of Jacksonville Jaguar wide receiver Matt Jones has issued a statement to an Arkansas TV station regarding his son’s arrest for felony possession of cocaine on Thursday.
In his statement, Steve offers up the always effective “he was holding it for a friend” defense. Jones tells KNWA-TV, “We want to make it clear that Matt was not in possession of any drugs, but that there were drugs in the vehicle and were located in the closest proximity to Matt. He does not claim any responsibility for the drugs.”
The statement goes on to say, “There were two other individuals in the vehicle which did not belong to Matt.” Jones said. “Matt has talked to Jacksonville head coach Jack Del Rio, telling coach he made a mistake and realizes that.”
Matt, of course is innocent until proven guilty but Steve Jones could very well be guilty of being extremely gullible. No father in the history of fathers or drugs has ever believed a kid telling them, “It’s not mine. I was holding it for a friend.” Congratulations Steve on being the first.