ESPN NBA and college football broadcaster Mark Jones went completely off the rails Wednesday with a series of anti-police Twitter posts after a Kentucky grand jury declined to indict three Louisville officers on any charges connected with the death of Breonna Taylor.
“Police never saved me. Never helped me. Never protected me. Never taken a bullet for me. (They’ve pulled guns on me),” Jones began. “Never kept me safe in a protest. Never stopped the racist from taking my Black Lives Matter flag off my house. I could do without em. [for real]. #BreonnaTaylor #Defund12,”
Jones vowed to go without a security detail when he calls this weekend’s college football matchup between Army and the University of Cincinnati.
“Saturday at my football game I’ll tell the police officer on duty to ‘protect’ me he can just take the day off. [For real],” Jones wrote. “I’d rather not have the officer shoot me because he feared for his life because of my black [sic] skin or other dumb ish.”
He added, “I’m not signing my own death certificate.”
His comments have obviously caused plenty of controversy online, but it appears his employer has declined to comment on his comments according to Andrew Marchand from the New York Post.
Jones has worked for ESPN and ABC Sports since 1990.