Raiders Player Leaps Over Car To Win $200 Bet

Oakland Raiders third-year special teams stud Taiwan Jones has just made a name for himself.

The former 2011 fourth round selection out of Eastern Washington has been making a “difficult” transition—according to head coach Dennis Allen—from running back to cornerback as he heads into his third season in the league.

“It’s been a difficult transition for him,” Allen said earlier this month.  “But when it comes down to the roster, he’s one of the best special teams players in this league.”

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Photo Credit: Tony Gonzales/

Photo Credit: Tony Gonzales/

Special teams will likely be Jones’ ticket to a spot on the Raiders’ final 53-man roster, but the 6-0, 197-pound San Francisco, CA native is now receiving national recognition for another reason.

While out celebrating for running back Darren McFadden‘s 26th birthday, Jones was issued a challenge he couldn’t pass up.  A voice in the Instagram video posted by teammate Tyvon Branch tells Jones he’ll bet him $200 that he can’t clear that car with only one rule he can’t rip his pants in the process.

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It appears as though Jones, 25, is now $200 richer, assuming the bet was binding.  No word on whether or not coach Dennis Allen—or NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has since outlawed recreational car-jumping and tacked on a fine and suspension.

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