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Roy Jones, Jr. Clarifies TMZ Report Regarding Mayoral Run
Roy Jones, Jr. stated today that while it is true that he was contacted by TMZ regarding running for mayor of Pensacola, he told TMZ that he was not going to run against current mayor Ashton Hayward.
I told TMZ that if Mr. Hayward decided to move up an advance his political career, I would consider running for mayor to continue in his footsteps. He has been a great mayor and has done many wonderful things for Pensacola. Its simply nonsense that I was planning to run against him.
As for reports that he has collected 5,000 signatures, Jones denied that he had authorized anyone to collect signatures on his behalf.
I heard a rumor that there was someone out there, who might have been collecting signatures, but I never authorized anyone to do anything on my behalf, and I dont know that this in fact happened. I suspect that this person may have contacted TMZ which is why they called me about this matter. Im sorry about all the confusion and hoopla this has caused, but I do appreciate all the support and well wishes I did receive.
Manager of Roy Jones Jr.