Patriots coach Bill Belichick on Thursday did not provide any details or comment beyond an opening statement about the medical issue that caused defensive lineman Chandler Jones to spend part of Sunday at Norwood Hospital.
“First of all, relative to Chandler’s situation, there’s nothing more important to me personally than the health and well-being of our players, staff, and support people in the organization” Belichick said at his final scheduled media appearance before Saturday’s playoff game against the Chiefs.
“We issued a statement on that, and I really don’t have anything to add to it,” he said.
Pressed on whether the incident would affect Jones’s playing time on Saturday, Belichick was testy with reporters, and said, “Well, we’ll find out on Saturday. I could just Xerox you a copy of the game plan, you could send that over to Kansas City. It might be easier for all of us.”
A source told the Globe Wednesday that Jones used synthetic marijuana prior to seeking medical assistance at the Foxborough Police Department, which is near his home, early Sunday morning.
Jones has been at practice all week, although he was not available to reporters Wednesday. Thursday is the final media access to Belichick and Patriots players.
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