11:56 AM PT — Jones just tweeted pictures of the pendant along with a thank you message to Engel, saying, “Found at 1:45 am Thank you to our trainer Bryan ‘Flea’ Engel I’m forever grateful.”
You can see in Jones’ photos, the piece of jewelry is VERY small … showing just how amazing it was that the pendant was ultimately recovered.
7:35 AM PT — Amazing news … Jones just revealed Tuesday morning that his dad’s ashes have been found!!
The running back announced on the “Steve Czaban Show” that Green Bay trainer Bryan Engel stayed out on the field well into the night and eventually recovered the jewelry.
“[Engel] found it so we’re perfect,” Jones said. “Thank you, thank you to him. He was out there ’til like 1:45. It shows how much they care about us.”
The Packers’ big win over the Lions didn’t come without a heavy price tag for Aaron Jones, who says he lost a pendant containing his dad’s ashes on the field in the victory.
The Green Bay star — who scored FOUR touchdowns in the Pack’s 35-17 drubbing of Detroit — told reporters after the game he believes he lost the necklace at some point during one of his endzone runs.
Jones, though, was far from torn up over losing his dad’s ashes … in fact, he seemed to be at peace with it — saying if he was going to lose it, he’s sure glad it was in a touchdown scamper at Lambeau Field.
“If there was any place to lose it, that’s where my dad would have wanted me to lose it,” the 26-year-old running back said. “I know he’s smiling.”
Jones got the pendant — a small black locket in the shape of a football — sometime in the past few months … following the tragic death of his dad, Alvin Jones Sr., who passed away in April at 57 years old from COVID-19 complications.
Aaron and Alvin were VERY close … and in an emotional press conference back in May, Aaron revealed he was dedicating the rest of his football career to his pops.
Aaron said Green Bay’s grounds crew was helping him look for the jewelry after the game had ended … though as of Tuesday morning, it still hadn’t been found.
Aaron, though, reiterated to reporters he’s sure his father would’ve been grinning ear-to-ear following his huge game regardless.
“Just go home and tell him, ‘I did it, Dad,'” Jones said of what he would’ve told his father after the game if he were still alive. “Went out there and played at a high level and gave it my all.”
Originally Published — 6:33 AM PT