Packers RB Aaron Jones’ necklace with father’s ashes found
Aaron Jones and the Green Bay Packers had Lambeau Field rocking on Monday, as they scored their first win of the 2021 NFL season by taking down the Detroit Lions. It was an especially memorable night as well for Packers running back Aaron Jones, who went off with insane numbers off his work on the field.
However, in the middle of one of his on-field celebrations, Jones apparently lost a pendant that contains his father’s ashes. Jones’ dad, Alvin Jones, passed away back in April due to COVID-19 complications. Alvin was a constant presence in the stands whenever Aaron plays, so wearing the said pendant was the younger Jones’ way of keeping his connection with his dad alive.
Jones said after the game that he must have lost after he posted his second touchdown of the night. You know you’re having an amazing game of football when you can’t recall exactly during which touchdown celebration a particular moment happened. But that was just the kind of night Jones was having against the Lions.
Well, this story has a good ending after all. According to Jones, via Josh Albrecht, the pendant has been found.
BREAKING NEWS: Aaron Jones (@Showtyme_33) just confirmed, on The Steve Czaban Show, that his necklace containing his father’s ashes was found!
According to Jones, Packers head trainer Brian Engel is the one who found the ashes, with video catching him on the field searching close to 2 a.m.:
The head athletic trainer in Green Bay was out on the field at 1:45 this morning looking out for one of his guys, #Packers RB Aaron Jones.
— Michele Steele (@MicheleSteele) September 21, 2021