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Patriots cornerback Jack Jones posts bail as he faces weapons charges

His defense says he's being targeted by racist labels on social media by people without knowledge of the case

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New England Patriots cornerback Jack Jones on Tuesday appeared in an East Boston courtroom following his Friday arrest on weapons charges at Logan Airport.

Prosecutors laid out the charges against Jones during his court hearing, where it was revealed that he posted a $30,000 cash bail to secure his release. He is expected back in court on Aug. 18.

Jones has been accused by law enforcement of having two guns in a carry-on bag Friday at Logan International Airport.

The Commonwealth said that inside a duffel bag with Jones' name on it, authorities found a glock box with two loaded guns and magazines inside of it.

Outside of court, Jones' defense attorney, Rosemary Scapicchio, blasted labels she says have been placed on Jones from social media.

"It’s the social media and the media who have turned him into a thug who have labeled him a thug with no evidence whatsoever," she said to news reporters. "This is the institutional racism that we deal with everyday in the court system. There's no indication whatsoever that he was in any way disrespectful."

Scapicchio added that her client only wants to play football, and that he had no intentions of bringing guns into the airport.

The New England Patriots didn't comment much on the matter, but did confirm that it was their player involved.

Police said charges against Jones include two counts each of possession of a concealed weapon in a secure area of an airport, unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm, possession of a large-capacity feeding device and possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card.

Bail for Jones was set at $50,000, police said.

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