Goodell calls Chad Jones

June, 29, 2010
6/29/10
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On Monday night, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com spoke with Giants rookie Chad Jones' father, Al, by phone.

"Chad wishes he could tell everybody how wonderful the messages make him feel with the calls and the texts," Al Jones, the rookie's father, told Youngmisuk. "Even Mr. Goodell gave him a call and wished him well and a speedy recovery."

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and his staff have been in constant contact with Jones and his family since the player's car accident Friday morning. Jones faces a long road to recovery, but it sounds like he has an amazing attitude right now.

Asked if his son has thought of returning to the field, Al said, "Yes of course, that is his attitude and what he thinks about. When you spend as much time with him as we have, that conversation is going to be natural. It popped up. That is on his mind and his motivation and he wants to be able to get back into action and being his old self. He already knows that it is going to be a long time. So of course he is talking about it."

There's been some talk that Jones might consider baseball as an alternative, but for now, his focus remains on attempting to make a full recovery so that he can play for the Giants.

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