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|Date of birth:||August 24, 1979|
|Place of birth:||Eloy, Arizona|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||307 lb (139 kg)|
|NFL draft:||2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Levi J. Jones (born August 24, 1979 in Eloy, Arizona) is a former American football offensive tackle. He played college football at Arizona State and was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft.
Jones also played for the Washington Redskins.
Jones attended Arizona State University. Levi originally went on an academic scholarship, but decided to walk-on to the football team. He earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science with a minor in business.
Jones was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round (10th overall) of the 2002 NFL draft.
On July 25, 2006, Jones signed a six year, $30 million contract extension with the Bengals.
Las Vegas scuffle
In March 2007, Joey Porter and Jones were involved in a brawl at a Las Vegas casino. Porter still had unresolved issues with Jones from their days in the AFC North between Porter's Pittsburgh Steelers and Jones' Cincinnati Bengals. On May 30, Porter pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor battery and was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine. Porter was docked 3 game paychecks for his actions. Later reports into the incident revealed that it was not just Porter, but also 6 of his friends including convicted felon Ross Earl who attacked Jones.
Starting Left Tackle