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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.