Report: Patriots’ Chandler Jones was hospitalized after bad reaction to synthetic marijuana

New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (95) before an NFL game.
New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (95) before an NFL game. –AP

Patriots defensive lineman Chandler Jones was hospitalized Sunday morning after having a bad reaction to synthetic marijuana, according to The Boston Globe.

Citing an unnamed source familiar with the situation, the Globe‘s Chris Gasper reported Wednesday that Jones walked to the Foxborough police station near his home to seek medical attention after ingesting the synthetic substance, which does not contain marijuana.

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As first reported by the Boston Herald on Tuesday, Jones, 25, showed up at the police station early Sunday morning and was soon transported to Norwood Hospital. An officer was sent to Jones’s home to “secure the residence,’’ according to a dispatch report obtained by the Herald.


“Chandler Jones was admitted to the hospital on Sunday and released later that day,’’ the Patriots said in a statement on Tuesday. “He reported to work on time Monday morning and has participated in all meetings and practices since then.’’

Jones participated in practice again on Wednesday, but was not present during the team’s media availability.

“I don’t know enough to comment,’’ Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater said Wednesday, via Michael Giardi of CSNNE. “As a member of this team, we support all 50, 60 guys on this team.’’

The Patriots will face the Kansas City Chiefs in the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs on Saturday.

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