Chicago Bears defensive lineman Angelo Blackson is being accused of domestic violence by the mother of his child. Brittany Jones took to her IG Stories to reveal what she allegedly has been suffering at the hands of her son’s Father.
“I am currently mentally, physically, and emotionally SUFFERING from the trauma inflicted on myself and my dear son by his FATHER ANGELO BLACKSON of the Chicago bears,” she posted.
“My son has suffered a great deal of trauma by the Cinderella treatment he receives from his Father. Our friends and family are tired.”
Jones wanted to raise awareness among Blackson’s employers, and she tagged the Chicago Bears and the NFL in her post.
“Our community of church members, therapists, and educators are tired! Now we are seeking 100% full custody of Khyree Jones to prevent any further complications from his Father,” Jones continued.
“I would appreciate it if it is not an emergency or work-related, to refrain from contacting me for any personal reasons at this time.”
Blackson, who played college football at Auburn, was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL draft. After two seasons with Tennessee, he played three years with the Houston Texans from 2017 to 2019, starting 20 games in that span. Blackson went to the Arizona Cardinals in 2020, starting nine games that season, before signing with the Bears last season, when he started eight games.
“My family has watched me over the past 5 years Suffer from the pains and burdens of parenting ALONE. Angelo has consistently tormented myself and our child.
“Now is time for me to step up and speak up against THE CHILD NEGECT, ABANDONMENT, and DOMESTIC ISSUES that has been caused by Mr. Blackson.”
Angelo Blackson with a great run fit against the #Packers.
Watch Blackson maintain outside leverage throughout the play, forcing the RB to slow up and get tackled for a loss. pic.twitter.com/PJDVA5PZVu
— Josh DeLuca (@JoshDeLuca4) June 25, 2022
Blackson hasn’t made any comment, and his personal IG page was private. The accusations are part of a disturbing trend in professional football that seems to have an uptick in domestic violence.
Intimate partner violence accounts for 15 percent of all violent crimes in the United States, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. For NFL players, domestic violence is the highest criminal charge, at 55 percent of total arrests made.
Although not proved to be a cause of domestic violence issue, CTE has been found in many NFL players. Head injuries are common in using their body to propel their career. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a form of traumatic degenerative brain injury; the symptoms include mental illnesses resulting in substance abuse, decreased social functioning, and increased aggression.
A study conducted by Boston University found CTE affected the brains of 99 percent of the 202 NFL players studied. Aggression is a symptom seen in 34 percent of individuals with CTE.
This run fit by Angelo Blackson was insane
He set the edge from the 3-technique DT position, and took the FB too, while Robert Quinn crashed inside
Defensive line coaches dream about this kind of stuff pic.twitter.com/Dzpjc4Pu9p
— Lorin Cox (@CoxSports1) September 21, 2021
Blackson will be more integral to the Chicago Bears this upcoming season than last year. They lost a lot of depth in the interior of their line, and Blackson should join Justin Jones as the two leading the group in starter snaps next season.
Last season he played a career-high 584 snaps. Blackson had 550 snaps when he was an Arizona Cardinal. While on the Bears, he spent 54 percent of his snaps lined up on the interior and 46 percent on the edge. He also ranked 45th out of 114 qualified rushers in pass rush efficiency and was 63rd out of 121 rushers.
Blackson also ranked 26th out of 127 qualified run stoppers. He was 116th in 2020 with the Cardinals.
Jones spent the weekend posting affirmations to her IG stories and reposting the positive comments from her friends, extolling her single mother story and more. Determined not to live in silence, Jones is part of a wave of women who are letting the world know what is going on behind some of the closed doors of the NFL-playing gentry.