Jaguars receiver Zay Jones arrested on domestic battery charge

Jaguars receiver Zay Jones was arrested on Monday night on a misdemeanor battery charge, according to a report from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Isaiah Avery Jones, 28, was booked in the jail at 6:02 p.m., according to the jail log. He has a first appearance on a charge of domestic battery causing bodily harm scheduled for Tuesday at 9 a.m.

A first-degree misdemeanor in Florida is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and up to a $1,000 fine. Punishment may also include court costs, restitution, probation, treatment and/or community service.

There are few details available about what led to Jones’ arrest.

The Jaguars released the following statement in response to the arrest:

“We are aware of the situation and are in the midst of gathering information. We will have no further comment at this time.”

Jones has been one of Jacksonville’s top receivers since signing as a free agent last year. He had 823 receiving yards and five touchdowns in his first season in Jacksonville but has played in just three games this season after initially injuring his knee against the Chiefs in Week 2.

Jones signed a three-year, $24 million deal with the team last year.

He has eight receptions for 78 yards and two touchdowns this season and 261 catches for 2,785 yards and 59 TDs in a seven-year NFL career spanning Buffalo, Oakland, Las Vegas and Jacksonville.

Jones played college ball at East Carolina and still holds NCAA Division I records for career receptions (399) and single-season receptions (158).

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