Rookie running back Aaron Jones is the latest Green Bay Packers player to get arrested.
Jones was arrested for… guess what. A marijuana-related offense!
The arrest occurred in early October, but was first reported today. The counts — which Jones has pleaded not guilty to — are: speeding, driving without a valid license and operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in his system.
Jones reportedly admitted to smoking weed during the stop.
Jones was pulled over for speeding on Highway 172 in Ashwaubenon at 11:37 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, according to an incident report obtained by the Journal Sentinel. State trooper Dillon Larson clocked Jones’ vehicle traveling 79 miles per hour in a 55 mile-per-hour zone.
The report states Larson smelled marijuana emanating from the vehicle and observed Jones’ eyes to be red and bloodshot. Jones told Larson he had woken up three hours earlier and smoked marijuana after eating breakfast. A search of the vehicle did not produce any narcotics or paraphernalia.
NEVER ADMIT TO ANYTHING!
This is likely going to end up being a DUI and some other more minor stuff. Or maybe they still call it an OWI in Wisconsin.
I don’t know.
This is not Jones’ first such mistake. He was arrested for driving drunk in 2016 in El Paso, where he played at UTEP. Jones completed a diversion program and the charge was dropped.
If last year’s Geronimo Allison weed incident tells us anything, it’s that Jones will probably end up suspended for the first game of the 2018 season.
Finally, a question.
Do the Packers talk to their players about this stuff? If they do, they’re not doing it right. The number of drug and alcohol-related incidents in the past few years is unacceptable.