Green Bay Packers add pocket to Aaron Jones’ jersey so he can play with dad’s ashes

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Environmentally friendly BAY, Wis. — Many thanks to some ingenuity by the Green Bay Packers’ devices staff members, operating back Aaron Jones has a way to preserve his late father’s ashes shut to him in the course of game titles.

Immediately after Jones misplaced the medallion that contained Alvin Jones Sr.’s ashes during a 7 days 2 earn above the Detroit Lions — and then recovered it many thanks to Packers athletic coach Bryan Engel, who identified it in the Lambeau Subject conclude zone grass — Jones experienced the ashes with him in the course of last Sunday’s acquire about the San Francisco 49ers.

Jones stated longtime devices supervisor Gordon “Pink” Batty has given that sewed a pocket inside Jones’ No. 33 jersey.

“He put a pocket suitable on the still left facet,” Jones reported Friday, pointing just earlier mentioned his coronary heart. “So I can just fall it in there and not have to fret about it slipping out. So I can engage in with it.”

In simple fact, the recreation versus the 49ers is the only time he is had his father’s ashes with him given that the chain broke.

“I assume it can be a little something I am going to go on to do, just maintain my father with me everywhere you go I go,” Jones claimed. “I use it typically at all time. Gotta get a new chain so I have not been putting on it besides for on Sundays, but I consider it is undoubtedly one thing I am going to go on to do.”

Alvin Jones Sr. died of COVID-19 issues in April at age 56.