MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings is in jail, accused of domestic assault.

Prosecutors have not yet charged 25-year-old Cayleb Jones. He went undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft after playing for the University of Arizona. The Vikings signed him in December of that year.

(credit: Dakota County Sheriff’s Office)

WCCO’s Mike Max has more on this player that was hoping to crack the roster this year for the first time.

Cayleb Jones was a long shot to make the Vikings 53-man roster as a wide receiver. Now, he’s got bigger issues than football

Eagan police say they were called to the Country Inn Suites on Tuesday on a report of a domestic assault. Investigators say there was a verbal altercation between Jones and a woman, which turned physical.

Jones fled, but later turned himself in to Eagan police. He was then taken to Dakota County Jail on suspicion of theft, domestic assault and impeding a 911 call.

A decision on charges is expected by Thursday.

Jones is also facing a four-game suspension heading into the season.

Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman released a statement, saying “We are aware of the situation involving Cayleb Jones and are in the process of gathering more information. Further comment will be provided at the appropriate time.”

He has a couple preseason receptions, but really was fighting for a spot on the roster and not expected to be a contributor.

Comments (3)
  1. Jose Ortega says:

    Many of these players come from a place where they think any man who is afraid of his wife or girlfriend is a mouse. It’s the old Ralph Kramden philosophy – A man’s home is his castle and in that castle he is the King. The king rules his kingdom.. The wife or girlfriend is just a peasant girl – just a servant to do the King’s bidding. Like Richard the Lionhearted the king rules with an iron hand. Ed Norton has the best philosophy – “Better to be a live mouse than a dead king.