The New England Patriots decided to release talented Jack Jones after his tumultuous season within the organization. Jones had to go and Patriots players already miss him. Defensive end Deatrich Wise Jr. wasn’t really happy with this decision and shared an emotional message following Jones’ release. He trusted his player and stood by his side, hoping for a better turn of events.
In his session with the media, Wise discussed the release and shared his thoughts on the decision. This move hurt him a lot as he and Jones were really close. Wise did remind everyone that he will always root for his former teammate. He sure hopes that Jones will have a great career in the NFL.
“It’s one of those things that I was kind of hurt by it,” Wise shared, per Dog Kyed of Boston Herald. “That’s my guy. I will always root for him, and I will continue to root for him, and I pray that he continues to have a great NFL career somewhere.”
Patriots had a few reasons to release Jones
Wise may don’t like Jones’ release, but is well aware of the fact that NFL organizations don’t tolerate bad behavior. Jones made a few huge mistakes in his time with the Patriots, including an arrest for possession of firearms. The troubled player also missed curfew prior the game against the Washington Commanders and coaches benched him for the first two series of the game. He missed the start of the game against the Indianapolis Colts. Let’s just say head coach Bill Belichick had a reason to let him go.
“There’s one thing we always talk about [around here] and that’s accountability,” Wise said. “We’re held to a higher standard and things like that. I don’t know all the ins and outs [of Jones’ situation] . . . but when you come into this locker room, we’re a family. We hold everybody to a high standard, we hold everybody near and dear to our hearts, and we don’t wish ill upon anybody.”