Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Robert Jones is denying that he’s the prime suspect in an investigation alleging that he tried to hire a hit man to kill his agent.
Jones, a three-time Super Bowl-winning player with the Cowboys and a former first round pick, said the man making the allegations was a distant relative who “filed a false police report,” according to TMZ Sports. The site said Jones, 47, “absolutely denies” the allegations.
Jones has neither been arrested nor has been filed charges in connection with the investigation being handled by Cleveland police. He claimed the accuser “has recently been attempting to extort money” from him and his family and planned on taking legal action. The accuser has only been identified as a 47-year-old man named Theodore, according to a police report obtained by TMZ Sports.
Theodore allegedly told police Jones approached him about getting him to kill his agent. After refusing to murder the agent, Theodore said Jones replied by saying he is a “gangster” and would make Theodore “disappear.”
Jones said he and his agent have a “wonderful relationship” and never considered hiring a hit man to kill him.