Packers RB Aaron Jones arrested after traffic stop, faces drug-related charge

Lynette Rowe
November 21, 2017

Coach Mike McCarthy addressed the matter at a news conference Monday, saying, "He made a mistake".

Jones was charged with operating with a restricted controlled substance, operating without a valid license and speeding. "It's been a while since, I don't recall the date". He was arrested February 10, 2016, on suspicion of driving while intoxicated while he was a student-athlete at the University of Texas at El Paso. "But yes, I am aware of it".

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. The arresting trooper smelled marijuana and gave Jones a field sobriety test before taking him to a Green Bay hospital for a blood test. Jones was released later that day. There were no drugs or drug paraphernalia located in his auto.

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Jones has a final pre-trial hearing scheduled for February 1 while the Packers have yet to formally comment on the situation. Jones said he told the officer that he had smoked marijuana that morning. So far this season, the rookie has rushed for 370 yards and three touchdowns on 70 attempts.

Jones is expected to be out of the Packers line up for three-to-six weeks after suffering a knee injury during the Chicago Bears game.

It's likely Jones will face some form of discipline by the National Football League for his arrest and for smoking marijuana, which is a banned substance.

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