Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low
Former Arkansas quarterback Matt Jones, one of the most popular Arkansas players in recent history, has run afoul of the law, according to a report out of Florida. Jones, now a receiver with the Jacksonville Jaguars, was arrested early Thursday and charged with cocaine possession.
The details all need to come out obviously, but this won't play well in the state of Arkansas. Even with Darren McFadden's run the last couple of years, Jones' popularity is off the charts with Razorbacks fans. Just about everything he did during school and after school has been a story unto itself in that state.
It will be interesting to see how his popularity is affected as this story plays out, especially with the arrest coming in Fayetteville.