Last week, Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones and his former Atlanta Falcons teammate, Roddy White, were said to being sued over an alleged scheme to sell weed on the black market. Genetixs, a cannabis business, filed a lawsuit in California claiming that the two players started an “illegal, black-market operation” out of their facilities and failed to report any such sales. The operation reportedly sold around $3 million per month of cannabis products.
“The scope of said defendants’ theft, black-market sales, money laundering and diversion of assets and expenses without documentation or approval is staggering and has caused, and is causing, Genetixs substantial and irreparable harm and damage,” the lawsuit states.
Jones, who was answering questions from reporters after camp, finally responded to a question about it.
“For me, my legal team is going to handle that,” Jones said Saturday, via Paul Kuharsky of paulkuharsky.com. “That’s not the case, but that’s just for them [the legal team] to handle that.”
Jones’ attorney, Rafe Emmanuel, called the allegations “meritless” in a statement to The Tennessean.
“The vague allegations against SLW Holdings LLC and its members Roddy White and Julio Jones are meritless,” Emanuel said. “In May, SLW obtained a temporary restraining order in a related civil case to prevent unlawful conduct involving Genetixs LLC. In reply, the defendants argued conspiracy theories that were not proven by evidence in court, nor were they substantiated before any agency.
“We look forward to again defending these conspiracy theories against my clients in court.”
Jones and White played together for five seasons with the Falcons from 2011-15. White retired from the NFL officially in 2017, finishing his career with a total of 808 catches for 10,863 yards and 63 touchdowns. Jones was traded to the Titans for a second-round pick this offseason. He finished his career with he Falcons as the all-time leader in catches and receiving yards, with 848 receptions and 12,896 yards.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.