Zay Jones breaks silence, “thankful to be alive”

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It’s far from an explanation, but at least we know Zay Jones is grateful.

The Bills wide receiver broke his (social media) silence, posting this weekend for the first time since his weird, naked, bloody arrest for vandalism.

Thankful to be alive. thankful for another year. more life,” he wrote, via the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

Jones turned 23 on Friday, and made a series of social media posts which indicated his gratitude for all the support he’s gotten, primarily from his brother Cayleb, the Vikings cornerback.

He also commented on one of Cayleb’s Instagram posts: “Without you, I wouldn’t be here. you literally saved my life cayleb. nobody will understand what happened, but as long as I have you I could care less. You’ve always had my back. Since day 1. True definition of my brothers keeper, til the end.”

Zay Jones also thanked his fans for supporting him.

The charges were eventually dropped, and the Bills seem comfortable enough with the situation that they aren’t going to cut him or anything.

19 responses to “Zay Jones breaks silence, “thankful to be alive”

  1. After seeing the video and the immediate aftermath I surprised he wasn’t seriously injured, there was so much blood all over the walls and floor of that apartment complex. I don’t know what caused this episode (be it alcohol, drugs, mental issues, etc.) but I sincerely hope this young man gets help.

  2. If you watched the video, his guy was either in a severe psychotic episode, or totally whacked on drugs….odd drugs.., but in the audio, his brother says… Let’s talk to dad, let’s get ahold of dad,something like that, voice of reason..

  3. He has money, so charges were dropped and there will be no consequences. But for normal people, that’s a $30k fine and atleast 2 years in the looney bin, hopefully less depending on how well we convince them we’re fine.

  4. He can be placed for Emergency Mental Health care, but its up to him to make it work long term. Best of luck to Zay, Mental Health disorders are a fickle bitch.

  5. I don’t get these people saying this is drugs. If it were drugs, they wouldn’t have so quickly dropped the charges. It’s not like charges get dropped if you were drunk. It’s not like Zay Jones has that kind of star power. Pro athletes get busted on drug, weapon, and assault charges all the time.

  6. Sounds like bath salts, PCP or Synthestic weed. They all have the same results. Pyschotic episodes in some people, some of the time.

    Not meth. Too much and your body takes over and shuts down or you die.

    Probaby Synthetic weed. I think bath salts is a poor man’s drug or out of the picture these days/ PCP is another that’s not so common anymore. But has been around for 50 plus years.

    I do not know the antidote for many of these episodes but MILK shuts down PCP. The person instantly comes back to life. Odd but true.

    I had a lady who was about to smash into a bunch of police cars at 5 mph so I reached in and shoved it in Park. She had a 1/2 a joint attached to her face with lipstick. The pot was soaked in PCP. After given Milk, the last thing she recalled was being in Church 50 miles away.

    We let her go. She thought she was buying weed not some nasty crap. No harm no foul in the 80’s and 90’s when so much violence meant you didn’t have time for small crimes. You had time for life lessons, briefly.

    Hopefully a life lesson for her.

    Hopefully a life lesson for Mr Jones.

  7. kevines255 says:
    April 2, 2018 at 10:18 am
    I don’t get these people saying this is drugs. If it were drugs, they wouldn’t have so quickly dropped the charges. It’s not like charges get dropped if you were drunk. It’s not like Zay Jones has that kind of star power. Pro athletes get busted on drug, weapon, and assault charges all the time.

    It’s easy. He probably made a private deal with the owner that he would pay all of the damages (with a bonus I’m sure) and the police found no evidence of drugs (already ingested or flushed) or weapons to charge him with. Owners chose not to press charges after Zay paid them well for their trouble. I’m sure it wasn’t his “star power” that made them look the other way. That’s in the best interest of the owners too. If they pressed charges they probably would have had to wait for a judges ruling to get restitution and it could have taken months.

  8. I’ve witnessed someone on synthetic marijuana and they were absolutely and horribly violent. So hopefully since there is a video of it he sees what it’s done to him. Some people refuse to accept they behaved in such a way or make up ther excuses or just call it all an accident. So sad when you watch someone go from being the best person you had in your life to hitting rock bottom. ESP when they don’t see this for themselves.

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