The Facts: Jones is thankful to be alive and grateful for the support. The wide receiver, who was detained by police earlier this month, celebrated his 23rd birthday Friday and posted for the first time on social media since the incident. "Thankful to be alive. thankful for another year. more life," read the first post on Twitter by Jones since the altercation.
Diehards Line: Jones also thanked fans who have reached out to him, adding, "the outreach of love has been overwhelmingly great. thank you for all the birthday wishes and for those who have supported me through everything." His brother, Cayleb, posted a picture on Instagram wishing Zay a happy birthday. Zay Jones commented, telling his brother "without you, I wouldn't be here. you literally saved my life cayleb..." Jones was originally arrested after a naked, bloody argument with his brother in Los Angeles on March 19. Police spokesman Luis Garcia said Jones was found "breaking glass doors and windows" and arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism. Witnesses on the scene said that Cayleb kept Zay from harming himself. Prosecutors announced that they won't be pressing charges against Jones because of "insufficient evidence."