Josh Jackson declared for the NBA draft on Monday after one of the best freshman seasons in Kansas history, one marked by plenty of highlights on the floor and a few distractions off it.
Jones then walked away after declaring the reporter was not allowed to ask him any more questions for the rest of the year. He walked across the locker room to the restroom before turning around and coming back to berate the reporter. Jones repeatedly cursed at the reporter and said it was a “dumbass question.” Bengals coach Marvin Lewis eventually entered the room to speak with Jones.
Just a few minutes earlier, Jones answered a question from the same reporter on how he felt about the support from the Bengals organization after the arrest.
“Words can’t express my feelings for the organization, Mr. Brown, Coach Lewis, my teammates, the city of Cincinnati,” Jones said. “This is home for me, so I’m very eager [to] be here and I don’t take it for granted.”
The reporter whose question drew Jones’ ire addressed the incident late Monday afternoon on Twitter. If Atlanta hopes to make another Super Bowl run, it needs its young defense to play more like it did late in the year in 2016. Adding more talent would help it get there, and Rivers is the type of edge rushing talent that fits perfectly at the LEO position in Dan Quinn’s defense.