Bills' Zay Jones arrested after naked, bloody argument
By MICHAEL BALSAMO and JOHN WAWROW, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones was arrested Monday night in Los Angeles after a naked, bloody argument with his brother, Vikings receiver Cayleb Jones.
The player, whose legal name is Isaiah Avery Jones, was arrested after officers were called to a disturbance in downtown Los Angeles, said Officer Luis Garcia, a police spokesman.
When the officers arrived, they found Jones “breaking glass doors and windows” and arrested him on suspicion of felony vandalism, Garcia said.
The arrest was first reported by TMZ, which posted a video of the brothers arguing that showed a nude Zay Jones pushing his brother in what appeared to be the hallway of an apartment building. The site also obtained a photo of a broken window with what appeared to be blood on the floor nearby.
Jail records showed Jones, 22, was being held Tuesday on $20,000 bail. His agent, Zeke Sandhu, did not reply to text and voicemail messages. Sandhu also represents Cayleb Jones.
The Bills said in a statement they were aware of an incident involving Jones and were still gathering additional information.
Jones was the first of Buffalo’s two second-round picks in 2017 after completing a prolific college career at East Carolina. He set an FBS record with 399 career catches and broke the single-season reception mark with 158 catches in his final season.
The production didn’t carry over into Jones’ rookie season as he struggled in attempting to take over the Bills’ No. 2 receiver spot. He finished tied for third on the team with 27 catches and fourth with 316 yards. He also scored two touchdowns.
Jones’ production tailed off over the final month, when he had just two catches for 25 yards. Following the season, Jones revealed he played part of the year with a torn labrum and had surgery to repair the injury in January.
Jones is the son of former NFL linebacker, Robert Jones, who won two Super Bowl championships with the Dallas Cowboys during his 10-year career.
Wawrow reported from Buffalo, New York.