Chandler Jones 'taken to mental health hospital against his will'

NFL and Raiders star Chandler Jones claims he was taken to a mental health hospital against his will by the Las Vegas fire department and forcibly injected after concerning posts online

  • Chandler Jones claimed he had been hacked after alarming social media claims
  • He has now written in detail on claims he was forced into a mental health facility 
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NFL star Chandler Jones, of the Las Vegas Raiders, has claimed he was taken against his will to a mental health hospital by the Vegas fire department last week.

In an alarming social media post on Monday night, Jones said he has been injected against his will and forced to sleep on the floor. It comes a week after Jones went on a disturbing social media rant accusing Raiders owner Mark Davis of protecting the identity of a man he claims molested his goddaughter. Jones, who is the younger brother of UFC champion Jon, later said that he had been hacked. 

In a post on X, captioned ‘First day out but I’m still aligned’, Jones wrote: ‘First day out, if my fans and friends were wondering, I was taken in by the Las Vegas fire department last week against my will.

‘I was injected with I don’t know what. They say it was a court hold and the Las Vegas police put me on it. I hadn’t done anything wrong. The police said people were concerned about me because of my posts online.

‘I answered my front door and a group of 5 to 7 were there to put me in an ambulance where I was later injected and I asked them not to. I had no cell phone or no communication. I was taken to Southern Hills hospital and then transferred to Seven Hills where they tried to force me to take meds and injections.

Chandler Jones has claimed that he was taken to a mental hospital against his will 

Jones took to X and posted a written account with alarming claims about his treatment 

The NFL and Raiders star Jones, 33, added that ‘whoever put me in here had bad intentions’

‘I called Raiders GM 6 to 7 times asking for help and wondered if he had put me in here, but he never answered. I even left him voicemails. I was just trying to figure out why I’m not allowed in the building still and why do I have to continue to watch my brothers suffer every Sunday. But no answer.

‘This place is NOT a place for high profile athletes. My first night I slept on the floor and was not offered a bed. 

‘My brothers had to bring me decent meals to eat and clothes. My dad comes and reads me bible verses. Every day that I miss is one million dollars. I’m still confused on what I did wrong. I’m still here. I’m very sane.

‘I workout in my room every day. Even down the hallway at 3am if you ask the staff here.

‘All I know is whoever put me here had bad intentions. I’m to (sic) strong of a person to be mentally broken. For all of my friends that know me, THEY KNOW!!!’.

Jones also shared a picture of a document, with sub-heading titled ‘patient rights’ that had lines highlighted such as ‘you have the right to refuse treatment and medication’, ‘you have the right to be treated in the least restrictive environment’ and ‘the right to receive an explanation of treatment goals, methods’.

The Raiders put Jones, who plays as a defensive end, on the non-football illness list last week, ruling him out for the team indefinitely.

‘It’s a personal situation and a private matter,’ Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels said at the time. ‘We have dealt with it, and I am not going to talk about it.’ 

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Raiders owner Mark Davis (left) and GM Dave Ziegler have been spoken about by Jones

The Las Vegas Raiders have been approached for comment in light of the new post from Jones, who is 33. The Raiders are owned by Davis, while Dave Zeigler is the general manager. 

In recent months, Tom Brady has been looking to finalize the purchase of a minority stake in the team’s ownership. Brady and Jones played together for the New England Patriots and they won the 2015 Super Bowl together. 

Jones played for the Patriots from 2012 until 2015. He was then at the Arizona Cardinals until 2021 before moving to the Raiders.

The Athletic’s Dianna Russini reported last week that ‘Raiders players and others around the league have shared concerns’ over Jones and his wellbeing.

It comes after another social media rant on September 5, in which Jones claimed he didn’t want to play for the team if head coach Josh McDaniels and GM Ziegler were in place.

In that same outburst, Jones also claimed that he was not allowed in the Raiders’ facility. ‘They won’t let me in the building tho, tryna provoke a n****,’ he wrote on his Instagram story.

‘And they had direct contact to my (baby momma) and we ain’t been together for five years.’

Jones is a four-time Pro Bowler who won a Super Bowl (in 2015) with the New England Patriots

Jones also shared texts that appeared to be sent to McDaniels and another member of the Raiders organization in which he complained about being shunned from the team.

‘It’s a shame that I am a top athlete with 112 sacks in the NFL and I have to go to a local gym to workout during the season for no apparent reason,’ he said in one purported message. ‘This is wild to me Josh and you know it you need to do what’s right.’ 

Jones signed a three-year, $51million deal with the team last year and will bring home $17million this year.

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