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Just as the “Days without an Arrest Meters” was hours away from getting back to double digits, Jaguars receiver Matt Jones has been arrested, again.
A reader has forwarded to us this link to the Washington County, Arkansas Sheriff’s office, which shows that a man named Matt Jones, a 25-year-old white male with brown hair and blue who stands six feet and five inches from the ground and weighs 205 pounds and having an address in Jacksonville, Florida, was arrested at 6:21 p.m. CDT for possession of a controlled substance.
Jones is listed on the Jags’ official web site as 6-6 and 216 pounds.  He’s also 25.
We suppose there’s a chance that it’s not the same Matt Jones as the one from Arkansas who plays for the Jacksonville Jaguars, especially since a mug shot as of this posting has not yet been posted with the arrest information.
If it is Jones, he could be in big trouble with the NFL, and the law.  Last year, he was arrested for felony cocaine possession, but agreed to enter a diversion program, which among other things requires him to stay out of trouble.
He also was suspended three games by the NFL.
So if the Matt Jones from Arkansas who plays for the Jags is the same Matt Jones of identical age and similar dimensions and Jacksonville address who was arrested within the past half hours in Arkansas, he’s got a big problem.
UPDATE:  The mugshot is now posted.  Yep, it’s him.
SECOND UPDATE:  Jones also apparently is charged with violating the terms of his probation.

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  1. carpkillah says: Mar 9, 2009 7:45 PM

    I sure hope he studied hard and kept his resume up. He’s done.

  2. r5156c says: Mar 9, 2009 7:47 PM

    Very few people can use Cocaine recreationally. Looks like Matt can’t either.

  3. DanSnyder says: Mar 9, 2009 7:51 PM

    What a dumbass

  4. Tim says: Mar 9, 2009 7:54 PM

    What more needs to be said?

  5. FlyingElvis says: Mar 9, 2009 7:56 PM

    Too bad you can’t make comments under his mug shot. That could get interesting.

  6. SirSuperSouthern says: Mar 9, 2009 7:56 PM

    “You cain’t get addicted to no cocaine! Shiat, I’ve know people who’ve done it for twenty years – they could quit any time they wanted to.” ~ Richard Pryor

  7. NightTrainWooWoo says: Mar 9, 2009 7:56 PM

    WOW! Talk about flushing a potentially great career down the toilet. He’s probably going to get a full year off from Roger.

  8. pfitz says: Mar 9, 2009 7:56 PM

    this clown dosent deserve to be in the NFL.One time maybe itwas all a mistake.i doubt it but maybe..He obviously dosent do well with free time..See ya Cooter

  9. TonyDent says: Mar 9, 2009 7:59 PM

    A Dumbass for sure. But that is majorly f-ed up that this dude is arrested less than two hours ago and already his mugshot, charge, and name and address are online for all to see. Remind me not to get arrested in Washington County Arkansas.
    I hope he has someone watching his house in Florida. And since its Florida, they’d better be heavily armed.

  10. employer says: Mar 9, 2009 8:00 PM

    Is Matt Jones any relation to Pacman Jones?

  11. smiley says: Mar 9, 2009 8:00 PM

    Wow…he’s ruining his NFL career quicker than Pacman did.

  12. hay1111 says: Mar 9, 2009 8:03 PM

    totally gone and done.

  13. bdub says: Mar 9, 2009 8:04 PM

    cocaine is a helluva drug!

  14. johnnie walker says: Mar 9, 2009 8:04 PM

    Ha ha thats funny stuff, PACMATT

  15. Dan Dizzle says: Mar 9, 2009 8:06 PM

    I’m going to try to schedule a visitation with him just so I can smack ’em

  16. Vet735 says: Mar 9, 2009 8:07 PM

    After this guy finishes his suspension, I can’t see another team taking a chance. He isn’t a big enough talent. Maybe Matt can try his luck in mixed martial arts.

  17. mskrs says: Mar 9, 2009 8:09 PM

    Man, just who are your readers, Florio? A player gets arrested at 6:21 CDT, and you have it posted on your site 22 minutes later. You probably scooped both the Jaguars and Matt’s own parents.

  18. roughingtheholder says: Mar 9, 2009 8:09 PM


  19. fatcamper says: Mar 9, 2009 8:11 PM

    Thanks Florio this post reminded me there is an episode of “Eastbound and Down” recorded on my tivo waiting to be watched.
    Nice work Kenny Powe…errrr….Matt Jones.

  20. cliff1982 says: Mar 9, 2009 8:13 PM

    Well hopefully he was just cutting it up for his for friends on the side of the road and not snorting it like last time. I mean that happens all the time right?
    Anyways we’ll be fine we have Reggie Wil..err I mean… Jerry Por…wait who the hell do we have as receivers now? Oh yea Dennis “can’t catch worth a damn” Northcutt and Mike “F’n Bum Knees” Walker. Way to go Matt Jones you retarded slack jawed coke head. I hope you get corn holed in the pokey.

  21. alewatcher says: Mar 9, 2009 8:14 PM

    There are two kinds of people, those who “get it” and those who don’t. Matt Jones is apparently of the second variety.
    Way to blow a career, dude.

  22. SpartaChris says: Mar 9, 2009 8:15 PM

    Jesus, what a tard. 8 game minimum.
    On the bright side, maybe this will shut the blacktivists up who seem to think you do nothing but bring to light the misdeeds of black athletes.

  23. PJW says: Mar 9, 2009 8:20 PM

    Why is there no Micheal (toot) Irvin mention in this blurb?

  24. mkallen34 says: Mar 9, 2009 8:21 PM

    His house is already on the market. Take a hike Matt. Jags don’t need more problems

  25. Section731 says: Mar 9, 2009 8:22 PM

    $150,000 bond – looks like this may be a serious charge. A bit more than for personal use I would think.

  26. RonnieLottsPinky says: Mar 9, 2009 8:24 PM

    Welcome to Jacksonville, Jeremy Maclin!

  27. MelKipersHair says: Mar 9, 2009 8:25 PM

    These are the kind of guys whose money Bernie Madoff takes.

  28. pele272 says: Mar 9, 2009 8:26 PM

    According to a news report the arrest stems from a random drug/alochol test on February 27th that was part of his probation.

  29. dvh1000 says: Mar 9, 2009 8:27 PM

    Look for Matt Jones to join a UFL team very soon. Vick to Jones sounds like a good tandem.

  30. AdamF says: Mar 9, 2009 8:28 PM

    I imagine there are much safer places to do cocaine than Arkansas…he should move to Los Angeles or something…and not leave his house while doing all of his dirty drugs.

  31. atlasshruggs says: Mar 9, 2009 8:29 PM

    Sorry folks, it was for admitting to drinking beer while golfing.
    Consider yourself SCOOPED, Florio.
    Matt Jones Ordered To Jail After Appearance In Drug Court
    Staff Writer
    Former Arkansas Razorback and current Jacksonville Jaguar wide receiver Matt Jones was back in Washington County Drug Court Monday afternoon…with some bad news for the judge. Jones told the Judge Mary Ann Gunn he had been drinking and playing golf on Thursday. Jones’s is not supposed to drink while participating in the Drug Court Program. Jones told the Judge Gunn it was a bad decision. Judge Gunn told Jones she thought he was a good person and because of that he had to choose between a week in jail or entering a six weeks residential drug program ….She said he will also be set back in the program. After a short recess, Judge Gunn decided Jones will go to Washington County Jail until 8am Sunday morning. Gunn cut the jail sentence short so Jones could make Jaguar football practice.…0,6032099.story

  32. kaygee08 says: Mar 9, 2009 8:29 PM

    Kudos Florio. Still no story on SI or ESPN.

  33. DanSnydersPetCeratto says: Mar 9, 2009 8:29 PM

    If only he used that speed he displayed at the NFL draft combine for something other than chasing the white rabbit.

  34. jaxjags95am says: Mar 9, 2009 8:29 PM

    apparently, he was was golfing and drinking beers before he had a court briefing and the judge sentenced him to a week in jail for violating his parole. in other words he is a dumbass… our receiving corp is now mike walker and dennis northcutt…can you say michael crabtree in a jaguar uniform?

  35. ron32082 says: Mar 9, 2009 8:29 PM

    Just throw a football his way. If he drops it, then it’s Matt Jones.

  36. screaming sheep says: Mar 9, 2009 8:30 PM

    “Cocaine is a hell of a drug”

  37. JohnnyH says: Mar 9, 2009 8:31 PM

    Well, Michael Vick needs to throw to somebody in the UFL.

  38. screaming sheep says: Mar 9, 2009 8:32 PM

    In an unrelated story, all unsigned free agent receivers are being invited to Jacksonville for a visit.

  39. d.c. gman says: Mar 9, 2009 8:33 PM

    Wonder if anyone will call him a “Thug”…………..

  40. pele272 says: Mar 9, 2009 8:37 PM
    he failed a random test for alcohol that was in violation of his terms of probation

  41. DarthJay says: Mar 9, 2009 8:38 PM

    Not trying to defend him, but it says he was in “possession of a controlled substance.” That could be Vicodin for all we know. It probably won’t be, but just saying…

  42. Anrkist says: Mar 9, 2009 8:40 PM

    Is it just me or does controlled substance always sound like something safe to use.

  43. svnrdr says: Mar 9, 2009 8:42 PM

    I scheduled a visitation from the link to tell him he’s a dumb-ass!

  44. CantStandYa says: Mar 9, 2009 8:44 PM

    What an idiot. He got off easy on the first arrest, now this? I think I can hear the CFL calling

  45. TheDPR says: Mar 9, 2009 8:45 PM

    A reader has forwarded to us this link to the Washington County, Arkansas Sheriff’s office, which shows that a man named Matt Jones, a 25-year-old white male with brown hair and blue who stands six feet and five inches from the ground and weighs 205 pounds and having an address in Jacksonville, Florida, was arrested at 6:21 p.m. CDT for possession of a controlled substance.
    Yeah but does the NFL one have hair that’s brown and blue like the dude that got arrested?

  46. subzero2401 says: Mar 9, 2009 8:47 PM

    Receiver in the 1st round?

  47. mattraider says: Mar 9, 2009 8:48 PM

    Brown hair? come on , the guys a ginge and a bum.

  48. imurdaddy says: Mar 9, 2009 8:53 PM

    I bet the Jaguars wished they had gone after Terrell Owens now.

  49. goldengoose21 says: Mar 9, 2009 8:58 PM

    Good call Mortenson!

  50. bofarr says: Mar 9, 2009 9:01 PM

    Maybe Michael Vick won’t be able to overthrow Matt Jones as he will now be the tallest WR in the UFL.

  51. Slow Joe says: Mar 9, 2009 9:07 PM

    “Miz Gump, your boy’s…different.”

  52. reese says: Mar 9, 2009 9:07 PM

    “Cocaine is a hell of a drug!”

  53. apwoodr says: Mar 9, 2009 9:15 PM

    Before the 2005 draft, Chris Mortenson said, “Some have warned of “workout” warriors, citing Mike Mamula of Boston College as one who fooled everyone about his NFL potential with gaudy workout numbers. Mamula is a bad example to bring up when talking about Jones, though. For one, I would hardly classify Jones as a workout warrior. He could get out of bed and run 4.4.”
    Yes, Mort…he can get out of bed, snort a line, and then run a 4.4. Mort you were correct…Jones is a “freak.”

  54. hiddentrack says: Mar 9, 2009 9:20 PM

    Apparently Jones had a drink while golfing:,0,6032099.story

  55. sportpro70 says: Mar 9, 2009 9:20 PM

    J Peezy says: I may talk about dudes a lot.. but i won’t be lookin’ over my shoulder in a prison shower.

  56. titans_fan says: Mar 9, 2009 9:22 PM

    If what happened last year holds true he should be up for a monster season this year. And they’ll probably only suspend him 5 games this time.

  57. titans_fan says: Mar 9, 2009 9:22 PM

    He’ll be cutting his coke up with a food stamp card this time next year

  58. Ralph GreNader says: Mar 9, 2009 9:24 PM

    yah this is too bad. a lot of people are posting some harsh comments. but the majority of reports say this is a good guy and a good teammate. these are the hardest stories to hear. its incredibly easy to call people with drug problems thugs and dirtbags but its obvious matt jones has a problem he can’t control and not enough people were helping him. chances are he was surrounded by hangers on and enablers. surprise surprise! it happened in arkansas again.
    very sad. he seems like a decent guy with a dangerous problem.

  59. paper_bag says: Mar 9, 2009 9:24 PM

    As long as Leonard Little and Adam Jones are allowed in the NFL, Matt “Coke Zero” Jones should be allowed to stay in the NFL.
    Matt Jones may be a drug user, but as far as I know he hasn’t beaten up a woman (or anyone for that matter) or killed another human being. He should definitely have a choice between rehab and a minor suspension or no rehab and a major one. I certainly don’t approve of him being in vehicles when he gets high either. But like I said, he hasn’t killed anyone or beaten anyone up as far as I know. Nothing violent. He isn’t as big a scum bag as a lot of guys in the league.

  60. GregO says: Mar 9, 2009 9:25 PM

    Hello? Hello? Anybody home? Huh? Think, McFly!

  61. DarnSkippy says: Mar 9, 2009 9:26 PM

    I scheduled a visitation.
    On a side note, if these wide receivers and cornerbacks are so fast, how the hell do they get caught by the cops. I’ve outrun cops (allegedly) drunk and with a cigarette still in my mouth.

  62. ftomeo says: Mar 9, 2009 9:29 PM

    You’re the lawyer: doesn’t a probation violation of this kind equate to a guilty verdict of the preceeding charge, felony possession of a class 1 narcotic? Does Roger get to dick around with whiteboy’s troubles and claim this is his “first offense”?
    I guess it’s semantics: some jail time, some suspension time, and no chance in hell any team is going to carry him on a roster.

  63. FillyFinatic says: Mar 9, 2009 9:34 PM

    Pacman, Marshawn, Brandon Marshall, Matt Jones. Geesh, they should start a book called ‘100 ways to ruin getting paid millions of dollars and have women adore you.’

  64. brasho says: Mar 9, 2009 9:37 PM

    How in the world could a guy have weighed 241 rock solid at the 2005 NFL combine and then 4 years later weigh 214? Oh right, the coke diet.

  65. ftomeo says: Mar 9, 2009 9:39 PM

    So wait, the people saying he’s a good guy in trouble: he had the chance to go to jail or rehab, and he picked jail (or at least stalled on a decision until the judge decided to send him to jail)?
    Yeah, a troubled guy looking to right his way… who refuses treatment and whose dad makes excuses for him.

  66. radio420 says: Mar 9, 2009 9:41 PM

    So basically everyone is calling this guy a loser because he went golfing, fell off the wagon and had a few beers? Wow, thank god I am not a public figure. How many times have you all told your wives and girlfriends you won’t have any beers with your friends today only to get peer pressured into having a few beers? Well Matt Jones girlfriend is the law and he messed up. Doesn’t make him a total freakin loser.

  67. apwoodr says: Mar 9, 2009 9:44 PM

    darnskippy’s real name is Koren Robinson

  68. ftomeo says: Mar 9, 2009 9:51 PM

    By the look of his mugshot, he got f’ed up again before going to jail. (His only offense I don’t begrudge him for — I’d do the same.)

  69. DanSnyder says: Mar 9, 2009 9:56 PM

    Well after reading the report its he isn’t going to jail for drugs, hes going to jail for having alcohol in his system after he was having some drinks while playing golf. His probation or drug program he is in rules out everything including even alcohol.
    Why this is not as bad as coke he is still a dumbass for violating the rules of his probation. When your given second chances to redeem yourself you don’t risk effing them up no matter what reason you have.
    I doubt he will get a long suspension based on it not being a banned substance as well as what he used was not the same thing that got him in trouble. That said he did violate his rehab programs rules which will probably cost him time but I dont think it violates 8 game suspension. He didnt have a run in with the law and hasnt had much of a history with the law besides the coke incident. The report states that even though hes in jail it was because he failed a test and the judge gave him a weeks worth of jail time and will be pushing back his progress in the program. This doesn’t spell thug yet but next time, anything at all will most likely put him in that category.

  70. atlasshruggs says: Mar 9, 2009 10:02 PM

    I like how all the idiots, including Florio, simply cannot read.

  71. ftomeo says: Mar 9, 2009 10:11 PM

    radio420, he didn’t fib to his wife. He got off a felony possession charge (despite doing blow in front of a cop) by being a “star” and agreeing to not do drugs or drink alcohol.

  72. PurpleRulz says: Mar 9, 2009 10:15 PM

    Seeing how Goodell does not suspend white players, Matt Jones will get off with a slap on the wrist.

  73. pyr8fan says: Mar 9, 2009 11:50 PM

    I can’t imagine, with the WR’s they have, that he will be cut.

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