According to multiple reports from Louisiana, newly drafted rookie defensive back Chad Jones was involved in a car accident on Friday, June 25, 2010. Jones suffered numerous personal injuries as a result.
Complete details of the car accident aren’t available, but there have been cases of rookies in professional sports with new money who make bad decisions. They’re so elated with their new job that they go out to party with friends, and sometimes, mistakes like drunk driving — a top cause of car accidents — happen.
Rookie defensive back Chad Jones injured in car accident in Louisiana.
According to WWL-TV, a New Orleans’ CBS affiliate, New York Giants rookie defensive back Chad Jones got into a car accident in between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. on June 25, 2010. Jones was listed in critical condition and in surgery at 10:15 a.m.
The rookie from Louisiana State University (LSU) suffered a broken left leg and had nerves and arteries exposed. Alfred Jones, Chad’s father, told a local radio station — WWL-AM 870 — that his son was hurt, but when he was taken to the emergency room following the car accident, Jones was alert for paramedics.
A spokesman for the New York Giants said the team has seen reports and is in the process of gathering information on the car accident and the complete extent of Jones’ personal injuries. Jones recently signed a contract with the Giants after being taken in the third round of the 2010 National Football League Draft.
As a freshman in 2007, Chad Jones helped the LSU Tigers win a national championship in football. Jones, 6’2″, is also an outfielder and pitcher drafted by the Houston Astros in the 13th round out of high school. He is one of two players in NCAA history to win a BCS football championship and a College World Series title.
Fortunately for a young athlete, a wrongful death wasn’t the result of this car accident, and our San Diego car accident lawyers hope that this accident will not cause any kind of loss of earnings because his injuries won’t let him compete at a high level.
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