Sporting News- Texans center Ben Jones is described by teammate James Charles as a "pretty nasty guy," so it didn't come as a surprise to learn Jones drank his own urine.
Wide receiver Cecil Shorts said Thursday morning he saw Jones drink a small cup of urine during organized team activities. Jones later admitted to CBS Sports Radio 650 in Houston that he did, and the urine was his own.
"It kind of caught me off guard," Jones explained. "It was a drug test day and I walked out, and (cornerback Kareem Jackson) said that looks like apple juice. I said, 'How much you pay me to drink this?
"He threw out a number and I just knocked it on back."
Wide receiver Uzoma Nwachukwu said he witnessed a discussion about the incident, but didn't actually see the fourth-year player from Georgia drink the liquid. That said, nobody on the Texans roster was surprised.
Linebacker Tony Washington called Jones a "pretty crazy guy" while Charles added Jones does "a lot of crazy s– in the locker room."
Yes, you should cringe when you read that a grown man willingly drank his own urine. That's not something I am partaking in, and I am certainly not going to be the one that suggests it as a bet. You know what though? Maybe, just maybe, that's just one of the many reasons I am not being paid to play professional football. Sure, the whole south of 6 feet tall and zero history of playing competitive football outside of a backyard thing kind of held me back too, but at the end of the day you also got to have a couple screws loose. You don't play a sport where people will stop at nothing, even your own bodily harm, to win if you don't have a couple of quirks. So yeah, Ben Jones might be a little disgusting. Probably a bit of a lunatic. However, I would take him on my team every day of the week, and twice on Sundays. He's the one you can count on to gouge someone's eyes or stick a finger in their ass under the pile. He might not end up with the fumble every time, but you can trust he did everything in his power to. He's the guy that will play through it when his entire right ankle is throbbing after a defensive end goes low on him. He doesn't even care enough about his image to stop himself from throwing back yesterday's hydration. He certainly doesn't care about putting his body on the line for the rest of his teammates. Now, Ben Jones sounds like the kind of guy I don't want to get into a prank war with, but when it comes to protecting the quarterback there's no man I would rather have for the job.
The funny thing about this is that I know Ben Jones is good. You know why? Because the first time I heard a story about him it was because he was chugging his own piss. An unknown offensive lineman is a solid offensive lineman. Rather hear about my O-line drinking their own waste than hear about them getting beat off the ball. No one is writing editorials about the guy that silently keeps his defender in front of them. I don't give a fuck if Ben Jones bathes in his own feces as long as he has quick feet, active hands, and a strong base. That's the type of crazy wins battles in the trenches. There are tons of people that are good enough athletically to playing the NFL, it's the one's that are absolutely insane that turn it into a career though. You didn't think Ben Jones made it to the NFL just by being a fat, strong white dude, did you?