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Are the Jags for Sale? Matt Jones Arrested on Cocaine Charges

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Looks like there are two pieces of Jaguars news that need to be reported on

1. The Jaguars are rumored to be for sale.

2. WR Matt Jones was arrested on drug charges.

My take on each story………….

1. It’s hard to know what the real story is here. The Jaguars have been a “likely” candidate ever since Los Angeles and the NFL decided that a team needed to be back in the second-largest market in the league. The irony is that historically Los Angeles does a poor job of supporting their teams (which is why both the Rams and Raiders moved). It’s no secret that Wayne Weaver has done everything possible to get the fans to come to the stadium, from free ticket giveaways through a local grocery store in 2002 to covering about 10,000 seats with tarps to shrink the stadium capacity and create demand. It’s one of the most affordable tickets in the league, and the Jaguars are being built into complete team top to bottom. Why is it July and tickets are still for sale? With no naming rights sponsor for the stadium either, revenue is at a minimum. Is Weaver’s good nature and patience finally reaching the end? We will find out really soon.

2. I think the Matt Jones Experiment is officially over. The Jaguars continued having to justify keeping Jones on the team because of his 1st round draft pick status. But this is the end of the road for Jones in my opinion. Look for the Jaguars to swiftly release him.

Wayne Weaver has issued a statement saying that he is not selling the team. Here is the statement in its entirety:

“In light of news reports from last night, I must once again reiterate the fact that I am not selling the Jaguars. The team is not for sale, and I cannot say it any more clearly than that. I’m not going to speculate about the future – whatever happens in the future, the Jaguars will be the Jacksonville Jaguars. The situation is the same as it was last year when I explained that we were looking into refinancing some debt and the possibility of adding investors. We chose not to, but that has always been an option. That is the situation now, as it was then.

“The clearest example I can offer which demonstrates my commitment to this team and this city is our offseason activity this year. We extended lucrative contracts to our head coach, our quarterback, and several veteran players. And we spent aggressively in free agency as well. Those are not moves that are made if a team is going to be sold. I don’t know how I can be any stronger in reconfirming my commitment to bringing a championship to Jacksonville.

“We’re excited and energized about the upcoming season and we want our fans to be as excited as we are.”


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One Response to “Are the Jags for Sale? Matt Jones Arrested on Cocaine Charges”

  1. Greg says:

    This guy Matt Jones is a genius… I want to grow up and be like him!

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