The NFL banned players from wearing hoodies under their jerseys earlier this week. We call it the James Jones rule, since the former Green Bay Packers receiver is the only player to ever don such a look.
ESPN Milwaukee unearthed Jones, who’s still a free agent, on Friday and asked him what he thought about the new rule. Jones, of course, explained it as only James Jones can.
“It was strictly just to stay warm, but it became a little good-luck charm and it wasn’t harming anybody,” Jones said. “If it’s because the hoodie covers the name, like they say … you know, there’s a bunch of guys in the National Football League that have got long hair and (it) covers their name. So I don’t know the real reason, but (Commissioner) Roger Goodell and them, (maybe) they do it for safety reasons. I’m not mad, but I am kind of angry that they attacked the hoodie.
“We’ve got bigger and better things in our league that need to be fixed. But at the same time, you’ve got to respect it. I’ve never gone against any rules so it’s not like I’m going to run out there with a hoodie and take the fine. I’ve got babies to feed. So the hoodie is officially retired.”
James ain’t mad, but he is angry that the league attacked the hoodie…
Man, we miss James Jones already. No one can really turn a quote like him.
Jones has really gotten the shaft in free agency after leading the Packers in receiving yards and touchdowns in 2015.
Would someone please sign this guy already? We need more James Jones!