August 29, 2018 / 11:06 PM / 2 months ago

Vikings WR Jones arrested on three allegations

Minnesota Vikings receiver Cayleb Jones is in Dakota County Jail in Hastings, Minn., after being arrested on suspicion of three counts on Tuesday.

Aug 31, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cayleb Jones (16) makes a catch in the third quarter against the Miami Dolphins at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Jones is being held without bail on allegations of felony theft, misdemeanor assault and interfering with a 911 call, though he has not yet been charged.

Bail should be set at a court appearance scheduled for Thursday, the same day the Vikings visit the Tennessee Titans for their preseason finale.

“We are aware of the situation involving Cayleb Jones and are in the process of gathering more information,” Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said in a statement. “Further comment will be provided at the appropriate time.”

Jones is already slated to miss the first four games of the 2018 NFL season after violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

The 25-year-old spent last season on the Vikings’ practice squad.

Jones is the older brother of Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones, and the two were involved in a bizarre incident in March.

Zay Jones was arrested in downtown Los Angeles after calls to police about a disturbance at an apartment building. A Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson said Jones was “breaking glass doors and windows” in the building.

TMZ posted a video that purportedly showed a naked Zay Jones struggling with Cayleb Jones in the hallway of a building. The clothed man was trying to control the naked man, who was heard saying, “I’m going to fight for Jesus.” Broken windows and blood-covered walls were subsequently seen in the video.

Prosecutors later declined to prosecute Zay Jones for felony vandalism because of “insufficient evidence.”

The two brothers are the son of former linebacker Robert Jones, who played 10 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys (1992-95), St. Louis Rams (1996-97), Miami Dolphins (1998-2000) and Washington Redskins (2001).

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