The Associated Press reports that Jacksonville police detained Jaguars wide receiver Zay Jones on Monday night on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic assault.
Jones is expected to appear in court for the first time on Tuesday morning after being taken into custody and booked into the Duval County Jail shortly after 6 p.m. ET on Monday. He was charged with domestic violence inflicting bodily harm, however it’s unclear what exactly led to his arrest.
The offence is classified as a first-degree misdemeanor in Florida, with a maximum sentence of 180 days in prison and a fine of $1,000.
The Jaguars said in a statement, via The Associated Press, that they are aware of the matter and are still gathering information. “At this time, there won’t be any more comments.”
In spite of missing four of the Jaguars’ last seven games and six of their previous seven due to knee pain, Jones, 28, has only participated in three games this season. Throughout the season, he has eight catches for 78 yards and two scores.
When he will be well enough to play again is still unknown, although he made a limited comeback to practice last week. On October 8, Jones’ last game, he recorded three receptions for 23 yards and a score against the Buffalo Bills.
Jones’ debut season with the Jaguars ended with 823 yards and five touchdowns on 82 catches. Before moving to Jacksonville, the former standout player from East Carolina had played for the Bills and Raiders. He signed a three-year, $24 million contract in the second year of it.
On Sunday, the Jaguars will play the Tennessee Titans. Despite losing 34-3 to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, they are still first in the AFC South with a 6-3 record. A five-game winning streak was ended with that defeat.