Falcons Were “Blindsided” By Julio Jones Interview, Shannon Sharpe Could Face A ‘Year In Jail’ Over Potential Charge
Julio Jones’ sudden interview and admission with Shannon Sharpe on Undisputed where he revealed he’s “outta there” when talking about the Atlanta Falcons stunned everybody including the organization he is signed to.
According to Front Office Sports, the Falcons were “blindsided” by the phone call between Jones and Sharpe and the team feels that the interview “undercut their negotiating position” as they try to trade their Pro Bowl wideout.
Front Office Sports pointed out that the state of California is a two-party consent state as it pertains to recording. Sharpe could face legal consequences if Jones was unaware he was being recorded. As we seen from the video, he did not tell him he was on air until the very end.
“The misdemeanor charge calls for a $2,000 fine and/or a year in jail. A spokesperson from the Los Angeles Police Department told FOS Tuesday that no complaint had been filed.”
The 32-year-old Jones has been in trade rumors since the conclusion of the 2020 season. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on Monday that Jones requested a trade from the organization a few months ago.
It’s not a matter of if, but when he gets traded.