Aries Jones, 28, and 21-year-old Tivione English have been arrested after the Dallas police questioned Dallas Cowboys cornerback Kelvin Joseph. On Friday, Joseph was brought in for questioning in the Cameron Ray death investigation.
Joseph's attorney Barry Sorrels issued a statement, confirming his client was indeed in the car from which Ray was shot but claimed the Cowboys cornerback didn't fire the fatal shots. On March 18, Ray was shot in a drive-by shooting outside a bar.
"Kelvin Joseph did not shoot Cameron Ray," Sorrels said in a statement on Friday. "Mr. Ray's death is a tragedy, and Kelvin extends his deepest condolences for the family's loss. On the night of March 17, Kelvin was unarmed and was not looking for violence.
He found himself in a situation that escalated without his knowledge or consent. Along with condolences to the Ray family, Kelvin apologizes to the Dallas community for being anywhere near this type of incident. The investigation is ongoing, and we intend to respect the process."
The Cowboys also released a statement after Joseph was questioned
"The Dallas Cowboys are aware of the tragic incident that occurred in Dallas on March 18. First and foremost, our hearts go out to Mr. Ray's family and loved ones.
The organization is aware of Kelvin Joseph's possible connection to this incident. We are in contact with Dallas law enforcement and have alerted the NFL office. We have no further comment at this time," the Cowboys said in a statement.
The Joseph situation drew negative attention to the Cowboys. In a recent interview, Cowboys legend Michael Irvin blamed the lack of mental aspects of the game for the Cowboys' lack of playoff success in the last 25 years.
“It’s never been a talent thing with the Dallas Cowboys. It’s always been an execution thing — execution from the standpoint of making the plays when you need to and not beating yourself. And I think our Dallas Cowboys — we keep beating ourselves.
And sometimes, we have the tendency to take things for granted because we’re so talented. When you’re talented, you think your talent can overcome a lot of different things. But the game of football is more than just talent,” Smith said in a recent Q&A.“As we would say, the game is 10% physical and 90% mental.
I’m going to say that again — 10% physical and 90% mental. “I don’t think our team has understood the mental aspect of the game except for what’s required and the timeline of the sustainability of that mental focus."