REPORT: Patriots CB Jack Jones Facing ‘Up To 30 Years’ In Prison After Arrest, NFL Career In ‘Serious Jeopardy’

New England Patriots defensive back Jack Jones was arrested at Logan Airport in Massachusetts last Friday after two loaded guns were found in his carry-on bag.

According to attorney Michael McCann, Jones is in “a lot of trouble” with “serious charges” potentially on the table for him:

“Jones is in a lot of trouble. He’s in a lot of trouble because he’s facing multiple offenses and they’re serious offenses, including a large-capacity feeding device… There’s a lot of stuff that he’s been charged with. Certainly from what we know he’s facing serious charges that carry potential time in prison. That has to be very worrisome for him beyond how this will affect his career with the Patriots and his eligibility to play in the NFL…” McCann said on NBC Sports Boston.

The Transportation Security Administration said Jones was ticketed to travel to Los Angeles but guns were found during the routine X-ray screening of carry-on luggage at the airport’s security checkpoint.

He was booked at the State Police-Logan Airport Barracks as bail was set at $50,000.


According to the Boston Globe, Jones faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

“If he were convicted and sentenced consecutively on each charge, he’d face more than 30 years in prison,” said James Borghesani, a spokesperson for Suffolk District Attorney Kevin R. Hayden’s office, via the Boston Globe

Though the seriousness of Jones charges is clearly evident, Friday’s incident was not his first brush with the law. 

In 2018, Jones was arrested at a Panda Express in Santa Paula, California, for commercial burglary — a second-degree misdemeanor to which he pled guilty and served 45 days of house arrest. In fact, this transgression was the primary reason for his plummeting stock in the 2022 NFL Draft. 

Still, the former Sun Devil was drafted by the Patriots in the fourth round at No. 121 overall. Jones finished his rookie campaign with two interceptions and six passes defended in 13 games before being suspended for the final two contests for a violation of team rules regarding injury disclosure. 

A spokesperson for the Patriots issued the following statement in the aftermath of Jones’ arrest:

“We have been notified that Jack Jones was arrested at Logan Airport earlier today. We are in the process of gathering more information and will not be commenting further at this time.”