Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Jones Reveals He Lost His Necklace Containing His Father’s Ashes After Scoring a TD Against Detroit Lions

Published 09/21/2021, 9:08 AM EDT


Green Bay Packers last night notched up a victory over the Detroit Lions in a dominating fashion. The scoreline at the end of the match read 35-17 with Aaron Jones playing a pivotal role in the Packers win. The Packers RB gave his all in his first home game at Lambeau Field since the death of his father.

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Earlier this year, Aaron Jones lost his father, Alvin Jones Sr to Coronavirus. He played last night with a special football chain on his neck, which had his father’s ashes in it. Unfortunately, he lost the chain on the ground while completing a touchdown against the Lions

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“His ashes are in it” Aaron Jones reveals he lost his necklace containing his father’s ashes during the match

Packers’ Aaron Jones had an influential performance against the Lions. Three of his six receptions resulted in first-half touchdowns. He also had 17 carries for 67 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Post-match, he made a stunning revelation by sharing how he lost his chain containing his father’s ashes in it during the match.

“He was really on my heart. I actually have a chain with a football and his ashes are in it. I scored and it fell off in the end zone. So, I’ll go look for it but he’d be happy. He’d be like if you lose it anywhere, lost it in the end zone,” Jones told ESPN’s, Lisa Salters [via Fox News]. Aaron later updated that the ground authorities are looking for it.

Sep 20, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (33) runs the ball between Detroit Lions linebacker Romeo Okwara (95) and defensive end Levi Onwuzurike (75) in the second quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

“I know he’s up there watching me” Aaron Jones on his father’s death

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Aaron Jones was very clearly attached to his father. He lost his father to Coronavirus complications in April this year. “He was at every game, and before the game, I would go to a certain spot where he was sitting. I’m still going to go there and have my moment with him,” he said in May, via KTSM-TV.

“I know he’s there; he’s got the best seat in the house. I know he’s up there watching me and it’ll be special.”

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Sep 20, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (33) reacts after scoring his third touchdown of the game against the Detroit Lions in the third quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is a Football and NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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