Las Vegas Raiders player Chandler Jones claimed he was unwillingly taken to a hospital in a social media post Monday night, and that his patient’s rights were violated.
“I was taken in by the Las Vegas Fire Department last week against my will,” Jones’ post read, via a photo of a handwritten journal entry. “I was injected with (I don’t know what)… The police said people were concerned about me because of my posts online.”
Jones claimed “5 to 7” fire department officials came to his door and said he had been put on a “court hold” by the Las Vegas Police Department. Afterwards he was put in an ambulance and taken to Southern Hill Hospital, before being transferred to Seven Hills Behavioral Health Hospital, “where they tried to force [him] to take meds and injections.”
The Raiders placed Jones on their reserve/non-football illness list last week, causing him to miss the Raiders’ loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. They reportedly sent a mental health official to his home after a string of now-deleted posts criticizing owner Mark Davis, coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler. Jones later claimed his account was hacked.
The Raiders have made no comment on Jones’ situation, asserting that it is a private matter, per ESPN.
Jones’ post claims he attempted to contact Ziegler repeatedly while at Seven Hills, but received no response. He wrote the facility is “NOT a place for high profile athletes.”
“Every game I miss is $1 million. I’m still confused on what I did wrong. I’m stuck here. I’m very sane.”