ESPN’s Mark Jones Has Meltdown, Police ‘Never Helped Me’

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ESPN’s Mark Jones, best known for his NBA and college football assignments had quite the meltdown Wednesday, after the Breonna Taylor grand jury decision was announced. Jones, who has worked at ESPN since 1990, made it very clear Wednesday that he doesn’t need the help of police.

“Police never saved me. Never helped me,” Jones tweeted. “Never protected me. Never taken a bullet for me. (They’ve pulled guns on me) Never kept me safe in a protest. Never stopped the racist from taking my Black Lives Matter flag off my house. I could do without em. fr.

“Saturday at my football game I’ll tell the police officer on duty to “protect” me he can just take the day off,” Jones tweeted. [For real] I’d rather not have the officer shoot me because he feared for his life because of my black skin or other dumb ish. I’m not signing my own death certificate.”

2020 Mark Jones must’ve forgotten about 2011 Mark Jones tweeting how much he loved cops helping him avoid traffic at places like Knoxville, Tennessee or in other crazed college football cities. Let’s embed these tweets, but I’m also going to save the screencaps in case Mark tries to pull a fast one on the Internet and delete these.

It’s unclear when Mark Jones turned from posting positive things about cops here and there to full-on radical anti-cop. Here’s a nice moment from 2016 where Jones appreciates what officer Tommy Norman is doing in the Little Rock, Arkansas community. Jones hasn’t mentioned Norman since. If you go over to Norman’s Instagram page, he’s still going strong as a bright spot in the community.

Update: Mark Jones Twitter Liked a photo mocking “MAGA Nick Bosa” tearing his ACL.

Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.


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  1. ESPN is a lost cause. They have their corralled audience and keep serving it the same slop. But how does NBA commissioner Adam Silver like it that his broadcast partner’s No. 2 PBP announcer assigned to call league games is alienating law enforcement officers and fans who favor them over street thugs? Will anyone involved with the NBA distance it from the garbage Jones spews relentlessly during telecasts? How low will Silver and the owners of the league go to achieve street cred, or at least not have their valuable assets revolt entirely — over false narratives and a lack of facts, most of the time? Will any of the fan boi NBA reporters even ask?

  2. There should be an opt-out for police support in each city. Enter your information and the police take you off their list of addresses and individuals they will respond to in the event of emergency. I wonder how many would actually sign up for it?

  3. Those tweets 100% are getting scrubbed by him. But why would anybody be surprised? The very movement he supports, the one with the fascist fist he so proudly displays on his tw@tter account, is full of people who yell “CALL THE COPS!” when people confront them, and then cheer and troll the person as they get arrested by cowardly cops who’d rather arrest a single person defending themselves against an unwashed mob instead of dispersing the unlawful assembly. Of COURSE he’s also going to be a hypocrite.

  4. He claimed today on Twitter that it was a black guy who found his briefcase and gave it to the cops. But how did he know the guy was black if he didn’t meet him directly? Because the police told him? But he just said you can’t trust the police!

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