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Offensive lineman was on PUP list

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Offensive lineman Kenyatta Jones was
released by the New England Patriots on Sunday, five days after he
was arrested for allegedly assaulting his roommate with scalding
water.

Jones, a fourth-round draft pick in 2001, hadn't played this
season following offseason knee surgery. Last year, he started 11
games at right tackle.

Jones, 24, was arrested Tuesday. He pleaded innocent to charges
of assault with intent to maim, assault and battery with a
dangerous weapon and mayhem -- the latter a felony punishable by up
to 20 years in jail.

The roommate, Mark Paul, said Jones threw a cup of hot water on
him, hitting him in the face and shoulder. Paul was treated for
second and third degree burns.

Jones and Paul shared the apartment with former Patriots running
back J.R. Redmond, and Paul earned money as the player's personal
assistant.