Jack Jones Tweets Heated Response to Benching Controversy

Former New England Patriots cornerback Jack Jones responded to the allegations around his recent benching.
Former New England Patriots cornerback Jack Jones responded to the allegations around his recent benching. / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

It's safe to say that Jack Jones didn't leave the New England Patriots on the best terms. The embattled cornerback was released on Monday after being surrounded by controversy the last few weeks, as he was benched in Week 9 after reportedly missing team curfew along with fellow cornerback J.C. Jackson.

Now that Jones is no longer with the Patriots, however, he took time to respond to these allegations on social media and does not seem too happy about them.

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After joining the Las Vegas Raiders on Tuesday, Jones posted on X that evening that he did not miss team curfew, saying that Savage Sports made it up. He also added that fans shouldn't believe everything they hear about him, implying that he feels he was smeared on his way out the door.

When the Savage Sports account responded to Jones' post that Patriots reporter Mike Reiss was the one who originally reported the story, Jones doubled down.

Jones poked fun at Reiss's name, calling him "Mike wrong" and reiterating that the report was incorrect.

Regardless of whether the initial report is true or not, all of this drama is very strange. If Jones didn't miss curfew, then why didn't he say so immediately? Why wait until getting cut to defend himself? And if he didn't miss curfew, then why was he benched?

Jones' explanations don't really add up and make it seem like he's trying to save face after the fact. It's too late to save his job in New England, but hopefully he benefits from a change of scenery with the Raiders, who still have a shot at the playoffs (unlike the Patriots).

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