For those who hasn't heard. Former QB Matt Jones of the university of Arkansas, was arrested last night by Fayetteville police.
Mugshot, Fayetteville police
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."
A police spokesman said after a further search, 6 grams of cocaine was found in the floorboard of the vehicle. Reports also say when question on the scene by police, Jones admitted that the white powder was in fact cocaine.
When I first learn of this story disbelief was my first emotion. Then Hearing more developments, I got mad. And as the day went on I realize that this could happen to any athlete in today society. Doesn't make it right, but this is where we have come to at this point.
We all go through this kind of news, seems like once a week any more. It's becoming a regular tidbit of news, if it being on CBS nightly, or Sportscenter. it's something I hope will make an exit so we can get back to the task at hand. But it looks as if this sort of thing has set in for the long hall.
The reason so many Arkansas fans are so much effected by this ordeal is because while Jones was at Arkansas, he was the face of Arkansas Football. Their were more little kids throughout the state wearing his signature #9 jersey than kids in the past three years has wore the famous # 5 of Darren McFadden.
Matt Jones was Razorback football during a dark time. From the seven overtime victory in Oxford against Ole Miss, to his amazing runs at Austin with an upset win on the Longhorns home pasture. For awhile he was our Superman.
Last night that Golden boy image came crashing down. I'm hurt for the poor decisions that Matt made. With no signs of something like this in his past leaves fans scratching their heads wondering if he has a dependency problem or it was recreational whim for him.
Whatever the case, he needs to surround himself with the right people for support. I wish the best for Matt and his family during this difficult time.
Edited by TDisBack, 10 July 2008 - 06:26 PM.