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Aaron Jones has hopefully lost his father's ashes for the last time.
The Green Bay Packers running back told reporters on Friday that longtime equipment manager Gordon "Red" Batty has sewn a pocket into the inside of his jersey to secure a pendant containing the ashes of his father, who died from COVID-19 complications in April.
From ESPN's Rob Demovsky:
"He put a pocket right on the left side," Jones said Friday, pointing just above his heart. "So I can just drop it in there and not have to worry about it falling out. So I can play with it."
Jones made headlines last weekend by scoring four touchdowns in a big win over the Detroit Lions, but lost the pendant in the end zone during one of his scores. Jones happily announced last Tuesday that the necklace was found.
Found at 1:45am Thank you to our trainer Bryan ”Flea” Engel I’m forever grateful 🙏🏾♥️🕊 pic.twitter.com/ylTlZ5Jpfr
— Aaron Jones 3️⃣3️⃣ (@Showtyme_33) September 21, 2021
Jones is off to a fast start in his fifth NFL season with the Packers. In three games, the 26-year-old has posted 158 rushing yards, 75 receiving yards and five total touchdowns.