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Report: Julio Jones’ brother loses arm in shooting


For the second time in as many weeks, the Falcons are dealing with tragic news to family members.

According to FOX 10 in Alabama, Phillip Jones, the brother of Falcons star Julio Jones, was shot in an incident in Gulf Shores.

The 31-year-old Jones was flown to a hospital in Pensacola, Fla., and lost his arm because of damage from the gunshot wound.

The Gulf Shores Police Department arrested 53-year-old George Bennett Sutton for a felony count of assault in the first degree, though the investigation continues.

The Falcons are still grieving over the shooting death of Tyrone Moore, the half-brother of Falcons wideout Roddy White.

Our thoughts remain with both families.

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34 Responses to “Report: Julio Jones’ brother loses arm in shooting”
  1. iceshocker says: May 28, 2014 3:00 PM

    Wow…terrible time to be a brother of a falcons receiver.

    If I has harry douglas i’d tell his brother toney douglas on the miami heat to be careful for the next few days.

  2. grabgrabgrab says: May 28, 2014 3:01 PM

    Geez! When does the madness end?!?!?!?!

  3. officialmiamidolphinsspokesperson says: May 28, 2014 3:02 PM

    the hell is in the water in ATL? best wishes to both players and their families man geez

  4. sb44champs says: May 28, 2014 3:04 PM

    Lately its not been good to be the brother of a Falcons wide receiver…

  5. mrheavyhustle says: May 28, 2014 3:08 PM

    Falcons WRs brothers haven’t had the best of luck lately. Be safe people and stay away the negative people and places. Be safe.

  6. northernwisc says: May 28, 2014 3:11 PM

    Crazy we only say “our thoughts” nowadays and don’t include “our prayers” as well. What good are thoughts without prayers?

  7. finfanjim says: May 28, 2014 3:21 PM

    We all want to rail on the guys who get into trouble and get arrested who are making millions. Just a reminder that many of these guys come from troubled backgrounds. Or decent backgrounds but from tough areas.

    Sorry to hear…

  8. pooflingingmonkey says: May 28, 2014 3:24 PM

    Why can’t siblings of superstar athletes behave themselves?


    Marcus Vick

  9. 12444uggg says: May 28, 2014 3:24 PM

    If I was in the NFL I’d probably never leave the house.

  10. beardinals says: May 28, 2014 3:24 PM

    Sad and all, but who puts themselves in these situations? I know I never did and I had a fun, fulfilling younger life.

  11. radrntn says: May 28, 2014 3:25 PM

    guns+booze is a bad combination

  12. irvfin3 says: May 28, 2014 3:32 PM

    Iceshoker I didn’t even catch that because first Roddy White now Julio and I forgot Harry Douglas is their 3rd receiver and his brother Toney plays for MIA word he better be careful this sounds like a weird curse.

  13. mrpresident50 says: May 28, 2014 3:41 PM

    Aaron Hernandez did it.

  14. nola5712 says: May 28, 2014 3:49 PM

    saints fan here. this is awful, and my worst nightmare. if i could never play guitar again, i would very likely succumb to my fate. i’ve recently seen parents 3d printing new working hands and feet for their kids who have lost limbs, injecting rejuvenation and happiness into their lives. maybe he can have something similar. i can only hope that’s the case. best wishes to the faclons, and their fans.

  15. dhardy8207 says: May 28, 2014 3:49 PM

    Gulf Shores is a resort area, very family oriented place. Not an area where gang activity, drug sales, etc., usually occurs. This gulf coast community of Alabama is residence to a lot of wealthy northerners we call “snow birds” during the winter months. There are not that many bars and the occurrance of violence on this scale is rare…

  16. omniscientmoi says: May 28, 2014 5:27 PM

    If I were a victim of gun violence, the “thoughts” and “prayers” would be nice, but they wouldn’t mean much to me. I’d be asking the well-wishers to support meaningful gun controls, to stop the gun carnage on the streets of America.

  17. delusionalcardsfan says: May 28, 2014 5:35 PM

    I’m sure plenty of prayers were said and apparently they did as much good at saving his arm as thoughts did.

  18. granadafan says: May 28, 2014 5:43 PM

    Famous and wealthy brother and you still can’t stop gang banging.

  19. icebowler says: May 28, 2014 5:58 PM

    If god is all knowing, thoughts may be more valued than prayers because they are spontaneous.

  20. kev86 says: May 28, 2014 6:09 PM

    Whose paying the bill for surgery?

  21. briscocountyjr says: May 28, 2014 6:30 PM

    Small sample size, I know Atlanta is a classy state.

  22. fishyinalittledishy says: May 28, 2014 6:34 PM

    This is terrible but surprising news. Not a week goes by without somebody getting shot or doing daft.

  23. alshonbrandontandem says: May 28, 2014 6:56 PM

    Don’t gang bang & you won’t get your arm shot off. Sounds simple enough.

  24. realfootballfan says: May 28, 2014 6:57 PM

    How do you get into a shooting incident in Gulf Shores? That’s about the most laid back place in Alabama.

  25. mymanmccoy says: May 28, 2014 7:06 PM


  26. nomoreseasontix says: May 28, 2014 7:06 PM

    If I were a victim of gun violence, the “thoughts” and “prayers” would be nice, but they wouldn’t mean much to me. I’d be asking the well-wishers to support removing ridiculous gun controls, since they do NOTHING to stop the gun carnage on the streets of America, as criminals rarely submit to background checks or purchase weapons legally.
    All knee-jerk gun laws do is keep firearms out of the hands of law abiding citizens.
    No matter what the trendy, politically correct hipster crowd wants you to think.

  27. the8man says: May 28, 2014 7:15 PM

    …and now the rest of the story…go ahead, “wing” it.

  28. kidderjeffrey says: May 28, 2014 8:08 PM

    Wow…..good thing there’s no gun problem in this country……

  29. tee1227 says: May 28, 2014 8:31 PM

    What in the world is going on with the siblings of these Falcons’ Receivers?!

  30. djaehne says: May 28, 2014 8:44 PM

    Too many angry people.

  31. campcouch says: May 28, 2014 9:08 PM

    Violence knows no color or class. A bunch of people were murdered in California for no reason as well. You can’t blame environment or upbringing,there are just some people out there who want to bring mayhem to the world.

  32. gohomeweeden says: May 28, 2014 9:26 PM

    My prayers go out to the 30 people killed on an average day in America due to gun violence. Glad guns our still legal though(sarcasm).

  33. tongsareinyourseatback says: May 28, 2014 10:27 PM

    If it is not guns it will be knives… weapons are the problem, it’s the number of savages and mentally ill we have in this country. The kid out in Santa Barbara killed his three roommates with a knife and Chicago, which has the strictest gun laws in the country, is the murder capital of the USA.

  34. ithinkipeedmyself says: May 29, 2014 1:10 AM

    A Wyatt Mann would be proud of several of these posts.

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