Boston, MA – June 20: New England Patriots CB Jack Jones appears in East Boston District Court on gun charges. (Photo by Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Patriots cornerback Jack Jones had the charges against him dropped on Tuesday, Sept. 5, after agreeing to one year of pre-trial probation, including 48 hours of community service. A spokesperson for the District Attorney’s Office stated that Jones agreed to the agreement in exchange for nolle prosequi (which means it’s at the prosecutor’s discretion to dismiss a case).
“The Commonwealth states that consistent with its standard of review in all cases, it has thoroughly reviewed all the evidence in this case and determined that it cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Mr. Jones had knowledge that he possessed the firearms in his bag at the time of the incident,” prosecutors wrote in the nolle prosequi filed by Assistant District Attorney John Blazo.
It was previously reported that Jones was arrested after allegedly being caught trying to bring two guns on an airplane at Logan Airport in June.
Jones has agreed to the sentence and “outreach and education to youth and community organizations regarding the dangers of firearms, firearm safety, and the proper handling of firearms.”
The team has not taken disciplinary action against Jones.
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Source: Black Enterprise