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Chandler Jones' medical emergency related to Class D substance use

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Yesterday, it was reported that New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones was "rushed to hospital" on Sunday with a medical emergency.

Besides knowing the Patriots star had been taken to a nearby hospital, little was known about just what the medical emergency consisted of. Now, though, Boston Globe reporter Christopher Gasper has revealed the cause of Jones' distress.

Gasper, citing sources with knowledge of the situation, claims that the DE had a reaction to a substance in the early hours of Sunday morning.


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Synthetic marijuana is not illegal in Massachusetts, yet, as Gasper notes, it wasn't a drug that had been prescribed by either New England or a pharmacist. 

The reports are backed up by the audio footage of Sunday's inicident, in which you can hear police officers describe that "he" was "definitely involved in Class D - Delta - before this happened."

Class D is a term used to describe state controlled substances such as marijuana and some prescription drugs.


Since being released from hospital on Sunday evening, Jones has participated in all team activites as the Patriots prepare for this weekend's playoff clash against the Kansas City Chiefs.

And, despite the mysterious circumstances that surrounds one of their key defensive players in the build up, teammates are sticking by his side.

Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola said Jones had "a lot of support in the locker room," whilst head coach Bill Belichick insisted this week that nothing was as important to him as the health of Jones.

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