Originally posted by nvninerfan1:
The sad part is that he not only had opportunities in the NFL, but also in MLB. He was part of the LSU baseball team last year as a left handed pitcher who threw pretty hard.
I also hope that alchohol (or other substances) weren't involved. I also hope that since he stayed (I believe) through his Sr. year at LSU that he got his degree.
it came out that alcohol was not a factor.
New Orleans Police Department officer Shereese Harper confirmed that alcohol does not appear to be a factor in Jones' car wreck last Friday. Police did not issue toxicology tests -- as previously reported -- which Harper said typically is done when a person is deceased. She said that a breathalyzer could not be administered because Jones had to be rushed to the hospital and a blood test wasn't taken because Jones was in surgery when officers arrived to the hospital.
"When the officer was interviewing the other two individuals that were in the car at the time, there was no reason to believe that alcohol was involved," Harper said by telephone on Tuesday. "They did not smell alcohol. Everything checked out OK. It is undetermined why he lost control of the vehicle and struck the pole."