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Hassan Jones pleads no contest to attacking daughter

Former Vikings receiver Hassan Jones pleaded no contest to aggravated assault in an incident in which he was accused of attacking his daughter, the St. Petersburg Times is reporting.

Jones agreed to probation and anger management counseling, the Times reports.

Jones was charged in July with dragging his daughter on concrete and grabbing her by the throat, and with threatening both his wife and his daughter with a golf club.

Defense attorney Douglas Prior said, “It was an unfortunate situation that everyone involved wishes never happened.”

Jones spent seven years with the Vikings (1986-92) and one with the Chiefs (1993). He pleaded no contest to a charge of domestic battery in 1996, and he was charged with drunk driving in 2006.

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  1. leatherneck says: Nov 23, 2009 3:41 PM

    As a Vikings fan, my heart is in pain. Hassan Jones was a great receiver for competitive Vikings teams.
    First of all, he’s innocent until proven guilty. Second, if Hassan Jones needs help, I hope he is man enough to ask for it. He and his family deserve better than the stuff this news story is talking about.

  2. DocBG says: Nov 23, 2009 3:41 PM

    a turd is a turd is a turd. Hopefully the guy sits in jail for awhile if he’s guilty and finds out what its like to be beaten by a dude twice his size, might do him some good. could probably give plax some pointers on his game….

  3. zygi milf says: Nov 23, 2009 3:54 PM

    Queue a Bob_Nelson comment stating that Roger Goodell needs to investigate the franchise and their deplorable behavior and reputation – even though Jones has been gone for 17 years.

  4. purplepuzzyeatrz says: Nov 23, 2009 3:56 PM

    This is the reason the vikings signed chilly….He has done a great job eliminating these kinds of TURDS from the roster….Hands off to the vikings for putting in place Great Character both on and off the field.
    SKOL

  5. JSpicoli says: Nov 23, 2009 4:04 PM

    Yeah, innocent until proven guilty, unless you are a Raider.

  6. Levito says: Nov 23, 2009 4:04 PM

    sounds like a classy guy.

  7. jkorn1818 says: Nov 23, 2009 4:07 PM

    leatherneck says:
    November 23, 2009 3:41 PM
    As a Vikings fan, my heart is in pain. Hassan Jones was a great receiver for competitive Vikings teams.
    First of all, he’s innocent until proven guilty. Second, if Hassan Jones needs help, I hope he is man enough to ask for it. He and his family deserve better than the stuff this news story is talking about.
    ___________________________________
    are you kidding me? innocent until proven guilty? he pleaded no contest, which means he admitted to doing it. My heart is in pain? who are you. Good thing this site wasnt around for the rae carruth trial, your heart would have been in pain for rae. He and his family deserve better? actually his wife and daughter deserve better, unless your heart has so much pain its ok for grown men to beat their daughters. youre a clown

  8. PervyHarvin says: Nov 23, 2009 4:10 PM

    Yah,the guy needs help. Help getting his ass kicked. I don’t care what his drunk ass demons are,violence against women is for pussies. He is a puke.

  9. LBPACKFAN says: Nov 23, 2009 4:14 PM

    Too bad to see…thats unfortunate.
    I remember Hassan’s 2 TD vs my Pack…opener 1992.
    Best of luck to him and his family…

  10. LCCJ says: Nov 23, 2009 4:25 PM

    I blame it on Holiday Stress

  11. CanadianVikingFan says: Nov 23, 2009 4:33 PM

    Somehow JimmySmith or Bob_Nelson will relate this;
    – Whizzinator
    -4 Lost Superbowls
    – Lack of support for the franchise
    – Empty seats in the dome
    – Loveboat
    – Herschell Walker
    – Brad Childress
    – Brett Favre
    – H1N1
    – Moving the team to L.A.
    – Fumblitis
    – Draft Busts
    – Troy Williamson
    – Fran Tarkenton
    -Purple is unmanly
    Please you two, feel free to add any I have missed because we know that you have both written books on this stuff.

  12. Tenolein says: Nov 23, 2009 4:39 PM

    lol CanadianVikingFan!!
    So true.
    I never heard of this clown.. so I really don’t care except I hope his wife and children are safe.

  13. ButchD says: Nov 23, 2009 4:52 PM

    I dont see the daughters age on any of the links, anyone know? is she 10? 20? 5?

  14. purple hay-seuss says: Nov 23, 2009 5:25 PM

    TenoLein,
    Hassan Jones was the Sidney Rice of his day, but not as tall. Faster, though. Very potent catching balls from Tommy Kramer. Green Bay fans should remember, because they all claim all-seeing, all-knowing omnipotent geniuses about football. And Bratwurst. And Offensive line coaching strategies. And the number of letters in “Lombardi”. And everything about some guy named Lambeau. (Yes, I know who he is)
    Canadian Vike, Great job.
    Bobby and Jimmy don’t poke their, ah, noses in here as much as before. They are, I hope, tired of being steamrolled every day in response to their trademarked idiocy.
    I won’t make any apologies for Hassan Jones. I know only what I saw him do on the field. News reports are just that. If accurate, and Florio generally presents facts pretty well, Hassan has problems. Only in Green Bay do they have NO PROBLEMS and are hence able to throw stones and spit loooooogies. I heard they don’t have any mirrors there, though. Does anybody else have confirmation of this?

  15. LBPACKFAN says: Nov 23, 2009 6:02 PM

    A guy beats his wife…happens to be a former Vikings…and yet it somehow leads to posts about the Packers. Give it up.
    I know purplehayseuss and canadianvikings fans are complete morons…but give it up.
    next there will be a post about Joe Kapp driving drunk and that will somehow lead to a bunch of posts about this and that packers will say.

  16. Lost says: Nov 23, 2009 6:11 PM

    Can we surmise that no members of the editorial board of the St. Peterburg Times has had a DUI or a charge of domestic battery?
    Never.
    Or, perhaps we just haven’t researched the question….

  17. Viking Kong says: Nov 23, 2009 6:41 PM

    Not to split hairs here, but Hassan didn’t catch too many balls from Tommy Kramer…he played mostly with Wade Wilson. Kramer was boozed out by 1986.
    I was a big Hassan Jones fan in those days. I hope he can get things straightened out. Sadly, those teams ended up having a lot of tragic stories associated with them.

  18. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Nov 23, 2009 6:44 PM

    purplepuzzyeatrz says:
    November 23, 2009 3:56 PM
    This is the reason the vikings signed chilly….He has done a great job eliminating these kinds of TURDS from the roster….Hands off to the vikings for putting in place Great Character both on and off the field.
    SKOL
    ——————————
    Riiiiight. Which is why they signed Jared Allen, right? And Percy Harvin? Too in love with the weed to put it down. Even when you KNOW you’re going to be tested.
    The fact is that the Vikings have taken as many chances on guys of questionable character as almost any team has. Luckily for them, it’s worked out so far.

  19. JimmySmith says: Nov 23, 2009 7:05 PM

    As impressive as CanadianVikingFan’s list is, I could easily add a dozen more but the real point here is that domestic battery is disgusting. So are most Viking fans but that is a mere coincidence.
    This lowlife (Hassan Jones, not the Viking fans) threatens his wife with a golf club? Didn’t he learn anything from McKinnie or maybe he just couldn’t find a metal pipe nearby.
    But mostly I find the Viking fan’s response humorous and also sad. Here is a story about a guy who played professional football more than 16 years ago and his arrest has caused some Viking fans to list the franchise’s blemishes, not all of them mind you, as some sort of self flagellation, for whatever it is worth.
    So CanadianVikingFan, try going to church, I understand they promote redemption and you definitely need to find some.

  20. "Hate" says: Nov 23, 2009 7:08 PM

    I happen to be a personal friend of Hass and he’ll be fine. He’s getting help and admitting a problem is the first step to correcting it.
    And to the guy that asked the question, his daughter is an adult.

  21. PervyHarvin says: Nov 23, 2009 7:13 PM

    @ Shitterson – Man,at least we don’t shit in hampers! LOL Get off that false Pack righteous act.

  22. Supersuckers says: Nov 23, 2009 10:36 PM

    you said it all Canada!

  23. Tompadre says: Nov 23, 2009 11:06 PM

    LBPACKFAN –
    Classy first post. Way to recognize it as a terrible domestic situation that has nothing to do with the uniform the man use to wear. I couldn’t agree more with your sentiments about it being unfortunate and wishing the best to everyone involved. By the way, good win versus San Fran. With the way some of the other playoff contenders have been playing, the Pack may very well have a shot at making the post season afterall.
    Adam-Chris –
    Bringing up Allen & Harvin (who have been fine since joining the Vikings) implies you don’t believe in giving second chances. And you are correct, every team takes it’s fare share of chances on players with character issues. Off the top of my head GB’s list has included J Jolly, K Robinson, M Chmura, M Cade, A Harris, N Barnett, B Favre & P Hornung. It’s the nature of the beast.

  24. Tenolein says: Nov 24, 2009 12:15 AM

    # Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: November 23, 2009 6:44 PM
    Riiiiight. Which is why they signed Jared Allen, right? And Percy Harvin? Too in love with the weed to put it down. Even when you KNOW you’re going to be tested.
    The fact is that the Vikings have taken as many chances on guys of questionable character as almost any team has. Luckily for them, it’s worked out so far.
    =======================
    The difference is Childress ran BOTH players through some extensive interviews, and even with Harvin he talked to his family and coaches.
    Risk vs. reward. You apparently know nothing about this.
    @JimmySmith – Nice to see how much exclusive knowledge you have about everything NFL.. Especially about the Packers and Vikings. It’s a wonder and a travesty how you aren’t employed by any of the major networks.
    Oh, wait. Nevermind.

  25. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Nov 24, 2009 11:10 AM

    PervyHarvin says:
    November 23, 2009 7:13 PM
    @ Shitterson – Man,at least we don’t shit in hampers! LOL Get off that false Pack righteous act.
    ——————————-
    At what point did I say the Packers are above this? You’re reading into what I said. I was responding to someone who seemed to think that Jared Allen and Percy Harvin are not guys with character questions.
    At no point did I put the Packers on a pedestal in that regard. I’ll leave that to Bob Nelson.

  26. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Nov 24, 2009 11:16 AM

    Tompadre says:
    November 23, 2009 11:06 PM
    Adam-Chris –
    Bringing up Allen & Harvin (who have been fine since joining the Vikings) implies you don’t believe in giving second chances. And you are correct, every team takes it’s fare share of chances on players with character issues. Off the top of my head GB’s list has included J Jolly, K Robinson, M Chmura, M Cade, A Harris, N Barnett, B Favre & P Hornung. It’s the nature of the beast.
    ——————————–
    It’s not about second chances. It’s about purplepuzzy saying the Vikings’ locker room is full of choir boys when that’s clearly not the case.
    And I fully understand the Packers have had plenty of examples of guys with character problems. My point was never to say that the Packers are angels. However, I will say this..
    Chmura was found not guilty and he never played another down for the Packers after the hot tub incident. Prior to that, he was the frickin’ poster boy for the United Way. They’re not putting Mike Vick and Dante Stallworth in their commercials, are they? I have a hard time blaming the Packers when he never ended up wearing a green jersey again.
    Also, it’s a little bit hypocritical to list Favre and Robinson as Packers’ character issue guys when they’ve both worn purple as well. You’re not helping your own argument with that.

  27. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Nov 24, 2009 11:19 AM

    Tenolein says:
    November 24, 2009 12:15 AM
    The difference is Childress ran BOTH players through some extensive interviews, and even with Harvin he talked to his family and coaches.
    Risk vs. reward. You apparently know nothing about this.
    ——————————-
    Oh, he INTERVIEWED them. Oh, you’re right. He’s running a tight ship over there. Jared Allen couldn’t possibly drink and drive again after being INTERVIEWED.
    It’s too bad he didn’t interview Cedric Griffin before his DUI, huh? I’m sure that would’ve cleared it all up.

  28. purple hay-seuss says: Nov 24, 2009 3:51 PM

    Kong,
    Thanks for clarifying. Glad to see somebody has a sharper memory for those facts than I. I loved Hassan, too, back in the day. I’m shocked that your reference to Kramer’s alcohol use didn’t put him into the mix with all the other names of players making dumb decisions. Tommy, by the way, is now a successful sales executive for a chemical company.
    Jimmy,
    Your High Horse needs to take a dump. Go lay under it. The part with the tail.
    LBPackfan,
    At least I’m making my statements on the Vikings page. You should be more creative in your insults, man.

  29. Tompadre says: Nov 25, 2009 5:16 AM

    Adam-Chris –
    Nothing hypocritical in my post at all. I never made a claim the Vikngs were employeeing angels, and those who do are foolish. In fact, I acknowledged they brought on two guys with troubled pasts just recently – Allen & Harvin. Also noting they’ve been fine so far wearing purple.
    Favre hasn’t had any character issues since joining the Vikings and Robinson was dismissed once he screwed up. Again, I point out, Minnesota doesn’t have a problem giving second chances (sometimes more – McKinnie) and neither does GB, but it’s a joke when Packer fans want to portray Minnesota as a team run amok while ignoring the miscreants on their own team.
    The Chmura ruling was a joke. If you think that was the first time something like that took place, then you’re extremely naive.

  30. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Nov 26, 2009 11:48 AM

    Tompadre says:
    November 25, 2009 5:16 AM
    Adam-Chris –
    Nothing hypocritical in my post at all. I never made a claim the Vikngs were employeeing angels, and those who do are foolish. In fact, I acknowledged they brought on two guys with troubled pasts just recently – Allen & Harvin. Also noting they’ve been fine so far wearing purple.
    Favre hasn’t had any character issues since joining the Vikings and Robinson was dismissed once he screwed up. Again, I point out, Minnesota doesn’t have a problem giving second chances (sometimes more – McKinnie) and neither does GB, but it’s a joke when Packer fans want to portray Minnesota as a team run amok while ignoring the miscreants on their own team.
    The Chmura ruling was a joke. If you think that was the first time something like that took place, then you’re extremely naive.
    —————————-
    At no point did I make Green Bay out to above any other team in this area. I was simply trying to open the eyes of purplepuzzy, who thinks Brad Childress only brings in high character guys.
    And if you’re going to insinuate that Chmura was hot tubbing with teenagers for years, I’d like to see some proof. Otherwise I could just say that Brad Childress has been a cross-dresser his whole life. He did it once, so if you really believe that was his first time, you’re extremely naive.

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