Chris Jones' job interview could not have gone any worse.

The Mississippi State linesman was seeking a lucrative NFL playing contract at the annual NFL Combine where college footballers hopeful of progressing to the elite ranks are put through a set of gruelling tests to find out if they are up to the big time.

Jones had an unusual mishap during the 40 yard dash. Now his misfortune is doing the rounds on global social media, adding to his embarrassment and leading to him being described as "the defensive tackle with the most offensive tackle" at the NFL Combine.
Jones was well into his sprint when something popped out of his pants and caused him to fall flat on his face.

You can see vision of the incident here (WARNING: graphic content).


When Jones went down, NFL Network host Rich Eisen was heard saying when defensive linemen fall, they fall "hard and long".

"Wow," another commentator said. "That slide is now illegal in Major League Baseball."
US sport websites have had a laugh at Jones' expense.

"Imagine being at the biggest job interview of your life and your d*** just, you know, popping out," SB Nation's Jacob Price wrote. "This is your new nightmare. You'll never sleep soundly again because you're going to spend the rest of your life terrified that your dangalang is going to peek its head around the corner at a job interview. Sorry."'s Troy Machir thought there was no coming back. "Not only did Jones expose himself to the entire NFL and its audience, but he now has to deal with a severe case of 'turf burn' for quite some time," he wrote.

"Now remember, this is basically a job interview, one televised to the whole world. Imagine if this happened to a normal, non-athlete person. There is no rebounding from this. It's hard to imagine a team purposely passing on Jones because his pants split in half, but it's also hard to imagine anyone forgetting about this in the near future."

Jones did make a second attempt after the surprise appearance, recording a good time of 5.03 seconds. He also benchpressed 102kgs, 26 times.

These are some of his strengths, according to CBS Sports. "Looks good on the hoof with a big-boned frame and core strength. Quick initial step with an efficient spin move. Agile lower body to sidestep blocks and operate in small spaces, redirecting himself without losing momentum in pursuit. Quick hands and attacks the shoulder of blockers to wedge himself through gaps."