FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones, who led the team with 12.5 sacks during the regular season, was hospitalized Sunday for an undisclosed issue after he reportedly visited the Foxborough Police Department, where dispatch records show he was evaluated by five officers.
Jones showed up at the police department with a "medical emergency" at 7:42 a.m. Sunday before being transported to Norwood Hospital shortly after 8 a.m.
In a statement, the Patriots said, "Chandler Jones was admitted to the hospital on Sunday and released that day. He reported to work on time Monday morning and has participated in all meetings and practices since then."
According to police audio, an officer tells a dispatcher: "I got his keys off the kitchen table, I was able to lock the front door. If you want to pass along to the fire, he was definitely involved with Class D delta before this happened, just so they know."
Under Massachusetts law, Class D is a group of drugs including marijuana and phenobarbitol, a prescription drug.
The officer does not specify what the substance was, nor does he mention Jones' name.
When contacted by the Boston Herald, Foxborough Police Chief Edward T. O'Leary denied that his department and officers had any dealing with Jones, according to the newspaper. According to the newspaper, the records also show that a Foxborough officer modified the dispatch record of the emergency call at 3:02 p.m. Tuesday, shortly after the Herald called O'Leary and received a copy of the dispatch call records.
O'Leary later explained to the Herald that medical information was deleted from the record, and that he initially said his department and officers had no dealing with Jones because "it was a medical call" and he "didn't look at it as a police-specific call."