Saints assistant gets three years’ probation in real estate scam

Saints assistant defensive line coach Travis Jones, who pleaded guilty in June 2010 to federal conspiracy charges in relation to two fraudulent loan applications filed by Jones, received on Wednesday a sentence of three years’ probation and 100 hours of community service, according to sentencing documents obtained by PFT.

Although Jones made only $86,225 from the scheme, which required him to make false statements in loan applications in order to obtain money that was never repaid, he is required to fork over $1,148,678 in restitution, which represents the full amount of the loans paid out in his name.

Unless being an assistant defensive line coach pays a lot better in New Orleans than elsewhere, it won’t be easy for Jones to raise that money.

The Saints were tight-lipped after Jones pleaded guilty, eventually suspending him 30 days without pay.  Now that the sentence has been imposed, Jones could be subject to punishment pursuant to the terms of the personal conduct policy.

18 responses to “Saints assistant gets three years’ probation in real estate scam

  1. So he earned 86k and paid out 1.2m. Who was he working this sting with, the former Finance Minister of Nigeria?

  2. Wait a Jabroni slapping minute… Coaches can get arrested? And all this time i thought players were the only ones. (and apparently Team Scouts)

  3. Why is he being punished by the Saints? Wasn’t he working for the Dolphins when all this went down?

  4. I’m surprised he’s still employed. But is there really a need for an ASSISTANT defensive line coach?

  5. I don’t want to hear another word about the Bucs front office cutting corners by drafting/acquiring players with off the field troubles, when the Saints coaching staff is full of Vicodin thieves and mortgage scammers.

  6. Interesting, on a sidenote, Saints coach Sean Payton rents his home in texas from New York Yankees first baseman Mark Texiera (I believe for $15, 000 per month)………

  7. What an idiot. What the hell goes through people heads sometimes…

    Some peoples kids…. sheesh.

  8. “more trash, get rid of it.”

    agreed, he needs to go.

    “it is, after all, new orleans…just another day in the big easy”

    hey tinopuno, fyi he didn’t even do this as an employee of the saints so if you’re going to hate, then hate on miami.

  9. boneyardbuc says:
    Mar 10, 2011 12:30 AM
    I don’t want to hear another word about the Bucs front office cutting corners by drafting/acquiring players with off the field troubles, when the Saints coaching staff is full of Vicodin thieves and mortgage scammers.

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    Man I hate to call people dumb so I’ll just say you aren’t very bright. He didn’t work for the Saints when this happened. He wasn’t indicted until long after he was an employee of the Saints. It’s really Miami’s issue.

  10. was it worth it? lmao, it wasnt worth it. made 86k but then gotta pay back a mil lol, not cool

  11. Another outstanding NFL “pillar of society” who was no doubt very ill prepared for his teams “Ethics Examination”. There are some in this league who bound & determined to not let the NBA show them up.

  12. This is likely due to group house flipping. Basically, group members would take out loans, and sell the same property to themselves while increasing the house price in each iteration. At the end, someone is left with a defaulted loan, and the group splits the proceeds from the “profit” of the flips, which ends up being the final loan – purchase price – fees. This is incredibly serious stuff. He should consider himself lucky.

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