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Sources confirm which drug landed the NFL’s Chandler Jones in the hospital

Chandler Jones

Source: Facebook / ChandlerJonesOfficial

After some initial conflicting reports, it’s been confirmed that New England Patriots Defensive Lineman Chandler Jones had been using synthetic marijuana prior to walking into the Foxboro Police Station and exhibiting unusual behavior this past Sunday.

Jones was taken to a nearby hospital and went through a number of tests for what was originally thought to be a pill overdose. However, on Wednesday, the Boston Globe reported that doctors were able to confirm that Jones had “a bad reaction” to a synthetic marijuana. Globe reporter Christopher Gasper took to Twitter to share his findings.

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Also known as K2 or Spice, synthetic marijuana is popular among athletes because it doesn’t show up on standard drug tests. Unfortunately, it has been known to cause intense and severe psychotic trips in users. In Jones’ case, he had a mild bad reaction to the drug and was able participate in practice the day after being hospitalized, though the ordeal isn’t completely behind him.

League officials are said to be looking into the incident to determine what, if any, disciplinary action should be taken and whether Jones should be placed into the league’s substance abuse program.


  1. FuZ on January 14, 2016 at 9:42 am

    What’s up with that synthetic crap?! When the real isht is available, all day.

    • The Real PY on January 14, 2016 at 11:44 am


    • guest on January 14, 2016 at 1:21 pm

      The synthetic is not tested for by the NFL and is actually legal in most states. While he could be suspended and arrested for the real thing, go figure.

      • FuZ on January 14, 2016 at 3:12 pm

        Ok. Thanks. Does not seem worth it to me.

      • KadeemLiburd on January 29, 2016 at 5:14 am

        That’s crazy weed is illegal but spice is legal especially since there are no deaths from weed and spice has MANY reported deaths