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Packers' Aaron Jones Lost Chain Carrying Father's Ashes in End Zone After TD vs Lions

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 21, 2021

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - SEPTEMBER 20: Aaron Jones #33 of the Green Bay Packers does the Lambeau Leap to celebrate a touchdown with fans against the Detroit Lions during the first half at Lambeau Field on September 20, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones wore a football chain that contained his father's ashes during Monday's game against the Detroit Lions, but he lost it after scoring a touchdown.

Jones revealed as much after the game during an ESPN interview  (h/t Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette) and said the grounds crew had not yet found it.

"If there was any place to lose it, I know that's where my dad would want me to lose it," he said. "I know he's smiling."

Jones' father, Alvin Jones Sr., died in April from complications due to COVID-19 at 57 years old.

On the field, Jones led the way for the Packers in the 35-17 victory. He ran for 67 yards and one touchdown while adding six catches for 48 yards and three touchdowns through the air.