Zay Jones wore a shirt depicting the O.J. Simpson police chase during the NFL Draft … then got selected by the Buffalo Bills.
The Buffalo Bills made one of the smarter moves on the first day of the NFL Draft. They were content with giving the Kansas City Chiefs their 10th overall pick in exchange for three picks in 2017 and 2018. But the Bills still had to make selections of their own, and in the second round, they went with ECU wideout Zay Jones.
Jones didn’t attend the NFL Draft, instead choosing to watch the proceedings from home. He likely didn’t want to dress up in a fancy suit and fly out to Philadelphia. That’s why he went with a more, shall we say, interesting fashion statement, as when he got the call, the cameras showed him wearing a shirt depicting the famous O.J. Simpson chase … with a twist.
That’s right. Instead of showing the cars chasing the white Bronco, Jones’ shirt has a bunch of Broncos chasing a cop car. Perhaps he was trying to make an anti-police statement, in the same vein as Colin Kaepernick and a ton of other NFL stars this past season. Or maybe he’s in a deep state of denial and believes that O.J. is innocent. Either way, he probably would’ve gotten fined right on the spot by Roger Goodell had he attended the draft.
Jones couldn’t possibly have known that he’d get selected by the Bills when he wore that shirt. There’s no way the Bills knew he would wear that, either. Despite the fact that Simpson put up Hall of Fame numbers in a Bills uniform, it’s not like they’ve honored that part of their history. In that case, they really ought to have a lengthy chat with their new draft pick before he can take the field for them.