Most of us would probably agree that we’d all love to begin every Tennessee Titans training camp with on-field discussions being the only conversations that we have to toss back and forth, but that would also, to some extent, fall under the category of perfect-world scenarios.
We’ve all probably figured out by now that we live in a world that’s far from perfect, and the guys that play on our favorite teams are so much more than points on your Fantasy football team and an overall rating in EA’s Madden game.
All that’s been said to say this. Titan Sized is not the forum to discuss Julio Jones’ presumed innocence or guilt, but when Tennessee pulls off the trade of the offseason to bring in a future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee at a position of need, and we learn of some alleged off-field misconduct, those stories are definitely worth a mention.
Tennessee Titans star Julio Jones’s attorney responds to recent allegations.
If you’re unaware, early on the final Wednesday of July, a day that also doubled as the day the Tennessee Titans held their first practice of training camp, Tennesseean.com’s Ben Arthur released a story detailing a lawsuit by a Genetixs, a California-based cannabis business.
In that suit, Julio Jones, his former teammate Roddy White, and White’s company, SLW Holdings, were named and it is alleged that the defendants “illegally managed and operated Genetixs’ facility”. They’re also being accused of the failure to report $3 million in cannabis as they have allegedly harvested and sold illegal products since March of 2021.
Jones’s attorney, Rafe Emanuel, responded to the allegations with the following statement. Credit Arthur’s story for the quote:
"The vague allegations against SLW Holdings LLC and its members Roddy White and Julio Jones are meritless. In May, SLW obtained a temporary restraining order in a related civil case to prevent unlawful conduct involving Genetixs LLC. In reply, the defendants argued conspiracy theories that were not proven by evidence in court, nor were they substantiated before any agency. We look forward to again defending these conspiracy theories against my clients in court."
At the time of this story being published, Julio Jones hasn’t made any public comments about the legal proceedings nor have the Tennessee Titans. We can expect to hear more about this as further details are released in the near future.
Julio Jones was present and accounted for during the first day of training camp practice, showing off the skill that made him an NFL star in the first place. He isn’t expected to miss any time. Let’s hope this has no effect on his season.