Entering the final week of the NFL season, Detroit Lions' wide receiver Marvin Jones' mind is understandably elsewhere, as his family deals with the tragic loss of their youngest child.
Marvin and his wife, Jazmyn, have lost their youngest son Marlo. The details of the child's passing were not given at this time, as the Lions and NFL are respecting the Jones' privacy as they deal with such grief.
“Earlier today, we were informed by Marvin and Jazmyn Jones about the sudden passing of their youngest son, Marlo. The Detroit Lions fully support Marvin and Jazmyn during this extremely difficult time. Marvin and Jazmyn embody the true meaning of family, and the example they set has made them an inspiration to so many in our community. We thank everyone for the outpouring of support. On behalf of the Jones family, we ask that everyone respect the privacy of the matter at this time," the Lions said in a statement.
Jones also discussed the news in a recent Instagram post.
Our thoughts are with the Jones family during this difficult time. With the offseason near, Jones will thankfully have plenty of time to deal with this matter internally with his family.