Arizona Cardinals tight end Ricky Seals-Jones had his day in court after tough day on the field
Ricky Seals-Jones was arrested in July after an altercation with staff members at the W Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was reported that Seals-Jones had been out drinking and had to use a restroom. The one he found was a “Guests Only” restroom at the W Hotel. Jones attempted to access the bathroom, but in the process knocked over one of the hotel associates during a brief scuffle. Security managed to detain the 6’5 tight end.
According to TMZ Sports, on Monday Seals-Jones was in court to determine his fate. Police had charged him with three misdemeanors assault charges, disorderly conduct, and third-degree criminal trespass. If convicted of all three, Jones could have been facing eight months in jail.
Jones and prosecutors reached an agreement however, settling on Class 3 misdemeanor assault, which dropped all the other charges.
Jones is also required to take part in a Alcohol Abuse Program, and if he is able to avoid any trouble until May of 2019, the conviction will clear from his record.
Ricky-Seals Jones joined the team as an undrafted product in 2017 out of Texas A&M. Seals-Jones had to make the transition from wide receiver to tight end, but found his niche during the latter portion of the season. As a rookie, Seals-Jones caught 12 passes for 201 yards and a trio of scores. There was some optimism going into the 2019 season, but while Seals-Jones has surpassed his yardage from last year (272), his yards per reception has gone down, from 16.8 to 10.9.
Going into the offseason, Ricky Seals-Jones is a Exclusive Rights Free Agent. This simply means, that unless Arizona decides not to give him an offer, he will be in Arizona in 2019. OvertheCap has the projected ERFA tender at $645,000 for 2019.
The NFL will likely hand down some sort of punishment as well, something they are well known for doing. Don’t be surprised if Seals-Jones is kept from team activities to start the 2019 season. Steve Keim was suspended for a DWI in July as well and faced punishment from the team.