Former LSU linebacker Tahj Jones in serious condition after Friday shooting


Former LSU linebacker Tahj Jones is in intensive care after a Friday night shooting, and another former LSU player has been arrested and charged with the crime.

Brandon Winey, who played at LSU more than a decade ago and was picked in the sixth round of the NFL Draft back in 2001, was the former player arrested. He is charged with attempted second degree murder by the Sulphur (La.) Police. As of 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, Jones was still in serious condition at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria (La.). He was shot in the abdomen.

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School officials said they know about the shooting and wouldn’t comment further at this time.

According to the Associated Press, Jones was visiting a female friend in Sulphur and Winey–who is now 36 years old–arrived later. A fight took place and Winey shoot Jones. Winey then left the crime scene but was arrested in Lake Charles (La.) where he lives. He is now in jail in Sulphur on $1 million bond.

Winey was an LSU offensive lineman who went on to play 24 games over three seasons in the NFL, for Denver, Washington and the New York Giants. Jones started five times in his LSU career and had his best career game in the Peach Bowl against Clemson as a junior, when he had four tackles, a sack and a forced fumble.



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