Oakland Raiders’ CB Taiwan Jones’ dogs attack, kill neighbor’s Chihuahua

Sep 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive back Taiwan Jones (22) leaves the field after the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at O.co Coliseum. The Oakland Raiders defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 19-9. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Dogs owned by Oakland Raiders’ cornerback Taiwan Jones attacked and killed a Chihuahua owned by one of his neighbors in Brentwood, California.

Police are still investigating, but by the sounds of the report from the San Jose Mercury News, Jones fully accepts responsibility for the attack – and feels awful about it.

“It was a tragic accident and he feels terrible about it,” Doug Hendrickson, Taiwan Jones’ agent, said. “It’s never happened before. He’s sick over this, no question.”

The attack happened on Monday night while the neighbor, Olivia Paredes was out walking her Chihuahua when Jones’ two pit bull mixes charged and attacked.

“I walked my dog along that street every night,” Paredes said. “We’ve had (Chula) since she was 6 weeks old. She was part of the family. I usually have granddaughter with me and I just worry … this could happen again.”

The fate of Jones’ dogs is still up in the air as the investigation continues.  It should be reiterated that Jones’ agent describes his client as an “animal lover” and that Jones’ has been “devastated” by the incident – and that the dogs have never been an issue before.

So no, this doesn’t seem to be a story of another reckless NFL player affecting his community in a negative way – but a tragic accident.

Topics: NFL, Oakland Raiders, Taiwan Jones

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  • James Holtslander

    I am sorry, but, why the hell do people keep buying pitbulls, and then are surprised when they kill. There is no warning and they can all do it. I like jones, but he’s Soooo Stuupid!!!!!

  • judge37

    It has nothing to do with pit bulls( I do not one one but grew up around them and never had problems) it is the owners. They actually used to be called “nanny” dogs because they were so good with children. People could train any breed of dog to be aggressive but it just so happens that pit bulls are the one people choose to now like rottweilers were in the 80′s.

  • Michele

    I have 2 pits and they are never able to run free outside my home. They are always on a leash and when we are not home they are not allowed outside. I wonder if he ever socialized his dogs? All dogs need to be socialized with people and other dogs.
    I am so sorry this family lost their sweet Chula

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