New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones had a bad reaction to a legal substance on Sunday, which led to him being admitted to a local hospital.
On Wednesday, citing a source familiar with the situation, the Boston Globe also reported that Jones did not overdose on a drug such as cocaine or heroin. The Globe reported that it was synthetic marijuana, which is not illegal in the state. Jones lives near the Foxborough police station, and he walked there to seek help after the bad reaction. A source told the Globe that Jones was present at the Patriots facility the next morning at 6:30 a.m. lifting weights.
On Tuesday, after the Boston Herald first reported about Jones, the Patriots released the following statement: “Chandler Jones was admitted to the hospital on Sunday and released that day. He reported to work on time Monday morning and has participated in all meetings and practices since then.”
The NFL is also aware of Jones’ hospital visit and will review the situation.
Synthetic marijuana also know as spice has been known to have really bad side effects and should not be smoked. The drug also has lasting effects on the brain and its development.