Sean Jones (defensive end)

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Sean Jones
No. 96
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1962-12-19) December 19, 1962 (age 52)
Place of birth: Kingston, Jamaica
Career information
College: Northeastern
NFL Draft: 1984 / Round: 2 / Pick: 51
Debuted in 1984
Last played in 1996
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Sacks 113
Interceptions 1
Fumble recoveries 13
Stats at NFL.com

Dwight Sean Jones (born December 19, 1962) is a former American football defensive end, who played for the Los Angeles Raiders (1984-1987), Houston Oilers (1988-1993), and the Green Bay Packers (1994-1996). Jones was selected to the Pro Bowl after the 1993 season. Sean Jones' brother Max Jones played college football at Massachusetts and later played professional football with the Birmingham Stallions in the USFL in 1984.

College career[edit]

Sean Jones attended Northeastern University, where he lettered for four years in football. At Northeastern he played on the offensive line his freshmen and sophomore seasons before flipping to the defensive side for his junior and senior season where he became a defensive presence.

Prior to attending Northeastern University, Jones graduated from the Montclair Kimberley Academy in Montclair, New Jersey where he played football, basketball and lacrosse.

Sean Jones became a member of the Nu Phi graduate chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity in Houston, Texas in 2004.

NFL career[edit]

Sean Jones played the first four years of his career as a Los Angeles Raider. In Jones' third year, 1986, he had a career high 15.5 sacks and 74 tackles. In 1988 the Houston Oilers traded the ninth overall pick in the NFL draft for Jones. Jones went on to play 6 seasons for the Oilers, amassing 50 sacks during this time. In 1994, Jones signed with the Green Bay Packers as a free agent. Jones formed a bookend at defensive end with Reggie White. Jones retired after the Packers won Super Bowl XXXI on January 26, 1997. During his three years with the Packers, Jones had 24.5 sacks.[1]

Post NFL career[edit]

2003[edit]

In December 2003, arbitrator Roger Kaplan ruled that Jones violated National Football League Players Association regulations in his financial dealings with NFL player Ebenezer Ekuban. Jones received a two-year suspension, prohibiting him from representing NFL players until February 26, 2005.[2] Jones later sued Ekuban and his attorney for slander and libel leading to Ekuban declaring bankruptcy in 2003. Former player Cris Dishman won a $396,000 judgment against Jones involving a bad investment.[2] Jones later counter sued Cris Dishman and his former wife Karen Dishman, the previous matter was declared settled and Jones received a money judgment against both Cris and Karen Dishman in 2006 for their part in illegally trying to extort more money from Jones.

2007[edit]

On June 14, 2007, he was arrested by the FBI on charges of mortgage fraud in a 42 million dollar scheme to rip off three Houston area banks.[2] Bond is set at $100,000. Trial date was set for August 6, 2007.

2008[edit]

On May, 2008 charges were dismissed by the Government.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/J/JoneSe00.htm
  2. ^ a b c Kathleen Pender (September 24, 2007). "Ex-L.A. Raiders defensive lineman Sean Jones faces SEC charge". sfgate.com. Retrieved October 27, 2012.