Green Bay Police: Datone Jones became upset, identified himself as a Packer

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Packers defensive lineman Datone Jones wasted no time in trying to start enjoying his offseason.

According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Jones was arrested for marijuana possession just a couple hours after the Packers’ team plane landed following their season-ending loss to the Seahawks in Seattle.

The Green Bay Police Department says that Jones “became emotionally upset, and told officers he was the first-round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers.”

It’s to the credit of the Green Bay Police that Jones wasn’t able to employ the “Do you know who I am?” card successfully. It’s odd, though, that news of Jones’s arrest never became public until after the NFL announced that he had been suspended for the first game of the 2015 season.

Jones resolved the legal matter by paying an $880 fine. The suspension could cost him $122,765.

84 responses to “Green Bay Police: Datone Jones became upset, identified himself as a Packer

  1. He a bust anyway. Waste of a 1st round pick. Packers should’ve took Eddie Lacy with that pick. They got lucky that Lacy fell to them in the 2nd round or otherwise packers fans across the world would have came for Ted Thompson head. Jones stink, his pass rush skill are awful and he can’t shed a block to save his life.

  2. The dude just had a devastating way to end his rookie season, let the man blaze he’s not harming anybody.

  3. I’m torn. On one hand, I think it’s no big deal and should be legal. On the other, how stupid do you have to be to be caught? Like it takes a special amount of stupid to be caught by the police for this. I’ve got some buddies who smoke it regularly, and no one has ever mistaken them for geniuses, but they manage to avoid police detection. If you can’t manage that, maybe you deserve to be arrested.

  4. He couldn’t wait till he was behind closed doors?

    You have to wonder about his judgement.

  5. Wouldn’t most police officers interpret “packer” as someone carrying a gun rather than a member of a perennially overhyped football team?

  6. A lot of people smoke weed. But what boneheaded decisions are these guys making that get them in trouble with the cops for it?

    Speeding while smoking? Reckless driving…while smoking? Smoking inside of a store?

    Idiots.

  7. Usually being a Packer in Green Bay is enough to get you out of any kind of trouble, but I guess the cops were still upset about that massive choke job. They still covered it up as much as they could.

  8. There’s going to be two types of comments under this post

    1- Legalize it. It’s so dumb that marijuana is banned in the first place. It’s completely legal in three states now and DC, has no performance enhancing abilities, is safer than alcohol and probably better for athletes to blaze up and play PS4 than get drunk and head to the club.

    2- It’s against the rules so he’s an idiot and jeopardized his million dollar job playing a game all because he likes getting high.

    IMO both arguments are correct. It’s an idiotic rule and the NFL absolutely has to stop testing for it and the NFLPA has to insist on that in the next CBA negotiations. It’s costing players hundreds of thousands of dollars plus embarrassment, and for what?

    …..and, it’s currently against the rules so put down the blunt until the NFL stops testing

  9. Jones was arrested for marijuana possession just a couple hours after the Packers’ team plane landed following their season-ending loss to the Seahawks in Seattle.
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    And marijuana isn’t addictive. Really? Really?

    It’s time to realize that a pretty signifcant number of NFL players aren’t so much football players who smoke, as potheads who play football sometimes.

  10. It’s odd, though, that news of Jones’s arrest never became public until after the NFL announced that he had been suspended for the first game of the 2015 season.
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    No, it is odd that he was arrested at all after the Green Bay police discovered he was a Packer player.

  11. Hey purple troll anymore erroneous comments about things being tolerated? Maybe you should stick with the overweight jokes because football appears to be out of your wheelhouse.

  12. Thank God that these brave police arrested this man for… Marijuana.

    Absolutely no one is safer. The world is not a better place.

  13. It’s odd, though, that news of Jones’s arrest never became public until after the NFL announced that he had been suspended for the first game of the 2015 season.

    Uh…isn’t it your job to find out those kinds of things?

  14. well I as a Packer fan am embarrassed. I’m sure everyone was down after that loss. But nobody else was acting the fool. What’s really disappointing is he hasn’t justified being the #1 pick with his play and this is the only way he gets into the news.

  15. As always, that better have been some damn good weed if it costs these idiots hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines, and possibly their careers. It sure must be better than the $50 stuff I used to buy.

  16. While it was stupid to even have the MJ on him, and stupid to try to talk his way out of it, but considering what other players have done before and will do after this, this really isn’t that big of a deal. While, as a Packers fan, this is disappointing, I’m glad that he only had MJ on him compared to what Quarless did. Or what countless other players have done like Burriss, Ray Lewis, Aaron Hernandez, etc.

  17. This has to be a false report, I thought all packers and all of their fans are so superior to the rest of the league and they don’t tolerate this type of behavior.

  18. I agree with those who say that the NFL should not be testing for it. I believe that it is a business owners decision on what type of players that they want and therefore the team should / could be testing for it if they want. This is overreach by Goodell and the boys. I personally think that the Packers should test for it and that they should have a disciplinary process for those who dont represent the Packers organization by using and associating themselves with this drug. The NFL should be looking and dealing with performing enhancing drugs that effect the integrity of the game and not wasting the league’s time and resources on recreational drugs.

  19. Jones wants an explanation from the Packers. Wow, what a pathetic embarrassing organization. Things just keeps getting better and better for the choking team in the east. Packers had six arrests in just one month, while Vikings had none. Vikings win North and Packers in bottom!!!!!

  20. ….pretty pathetic when all of these two-bit bums get caught breaking the law…….get rid of them, Ted………we don’t need them……….

  21. codythao35 says:
    Jul 7, 2015 10:32 AM

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    Really, Packers had 6 arrests in 1 month? I challenge you right here, right now, to name all 6 Packers that have been arrested in any 1 month span. In fact, lets step it up a notch, I challenge you to find 6 total Packers that have been arrested in the last 6 years.

    Can you prove what you are saying, or it is as fictional as your claims about how good the Vikings are?

  22. cornellsteelers says:
    Jul 7, 2015 9:42 AM

    Wouldn’t most police officers interpret “packer” as someone carrying a gun rather than a member of a perennially overhyped football team?
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    A police officer in Green Bay would know that Jones was referring to the 13 Time World Champion Green Bay Packers. I understand that a police officer in Podunk, Pennsylvania might not get it, but a Green Bay officer would.

    If you have any further questions, I’ll be glad to try and help you understand.

  23. that the media didn’t find out about this until now is telling. it sounds like the culture in green bay is similar to some college football towns. no one finds out about any law breaking players in green bay. it’s the only town in the US with an NFL team that makes sure it’s players never commit anything even remotely close to a crime. i think it is the first time in NFL history where a green bay player was documented as committing a crime within the green bay city limits. it’s another Penn State or Florida State culture, whatever happens in green bay, stays in green bay.

  24. cornellsteelers says:Jul 7, 2015 9:42 AM

    Wouldn’t most police officers interpret “packer” as someone carrying a gun rather than a member of a perennially overhyped football team?

    Bravo! You win the internet today!

  25. It’s a interesting time… Marijuana has never been closer to being legalized yet the Green Bay police department is willing to arrest a Green Bay player knowing the player will be suspended and it will cost him a fortune. However, 40 years ago when it was a serious crime, no cop in GB would have likely arrested a player as the cops wouldn’t want to hurt the team.

  26. Well, at least he wasn’t harming anyone else. I would be way more upset if he was shoving leaves in a little kid’s mouth and beating him. Oh, how the purple trolls like to throw stones…..

  27. bassplucker says:
    Jul 7, 2015 9:53 AM

    Jones was arrested for marijuana possession just a couple hours after the Packers’ team plane landed following their season-ending loss to the Seahawks in Seattle.
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    And marijuana isn’t addictive. Really? Really?

    It’s time to realize that a pretty signifcant number of NFL players aren’t so much football players who smoke, as potheads who play football sometimes.

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    Making the NFL and maintaining ones job there is only for the elite of elite athletes. It’s very difficult. Insinuating they are just pot heads that don’t work very hard at football is definitely not true. Also…

    “USA Today maintains a database of charges, citations, and arrests of National Football League players since 2000 (ones they found out about, in any case). According to their records, 2.53 percent of players are arrested in any given year. This is lower than the national average for men of the same age.”

  28. This comments section seems to be pretty hypocritical, given that a lot of these comments are coming from a fan base that had no problem supporting one of their players that used a weapon to savagely beat his son. A fan base that had no problem supporting 17, yes 17, players who were caught on a boat together with a bunch of prostitutes.

  29. jermainewiggins says:
    Jul 7, 2015 10:29 AM
    ………..I thought all packers and all of their fans are so superior to the rest of the league………

    //////////////////////

    You said it…not us.

  30. I remember when Holmgren was the coach and “The Onion” reported on “Mike Homegrown and the Green Bowl Packers”.

  31. “…According to their records, 2.53 percent of players are arrested in any given year. This is lower than the national average for men of the same age.”

    How about for that income?

  32. Whats worse.. Smoking weed or beating a child with a switch, and leaving lacerations on his body?
    Jones was smoking a little weed after a tough season ending loss, and wasn’t hurting anyone.
    When your actions start to affect other people, thats when your an idiot.
    No means, does this reflect on how GB runs their organization. If you idiots believe otherwise, then your definitely in denial, and have looked the other way from your team.

  33. These guys are getting killed physically on the field, and they can’t take something to help dull the pain without a prescription for an addictive narcotic that doesn’t work nearly as well?

  34. “i think it is the first time in NFL history where a green bay player was documented as committing a crime within the green bay city limits. ”

    And I think it’s the first time in history where you paid much attention to news about a Packer player getting in trouble.

  35. Really, Packers had 6 arrests in 1 month? I challenge you right here, right now, to name all 6 Packers that have been arrested in any 1 month span. In fact, lets step it up a notch, I challenge you to find 6 total Packers that have been arrested in the last 6 years.

    Can you prove what you are saying, or it is as fictional as your claims about how good the Vikings are?

    ———————————————–

    You are wrong….Four players arrested in 2015:

    Green Bay Packers Tight End Andrew Quarless Arrested

    Name: Andrew Quarless Team: Green Bay Packers (NFL) Charge: Discharging a Firearm in Public Story: Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless was arrested early Saturday (July 4, 2015) morning in Miami Beach, Florida. According to USA TODAY, Quarless was arrested for allegedly…

    Posted On July 4, 2015, By ArrestNation

    John Jolly two times in 2011

    Brandon Underwood June 2011

    Erik Warden November 2011

    I rest my case

    Green Bay Packers Cornerback Jarrett Bush Arrested

    Name: Jarrett Bush Team: Green Bay Packers (NFL) Charge: Disorderly Conduct Under the Influence Story: According to wbay.com, Green Bay Packers cornerback Jarrett Bush was arrested early Sunday (March 1, 2015) morning in Vacaville, California. Related Stories from the W…

    Posted On March 2, 2015, By ArrestNation

    Green Bay Packers Defensive Tackle Letroy Guion Arrested

    Name: Letroy Guion Team: Green Bay Packers (NFL) Charges: Felony Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony Story: Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion was arrested Tuesday (February 3, 2015) night in Starke, Florida. According to…

    Posted On February 4, 2015, By ArrestNation

  36. I want to call this guy stupid. Just like all athletes that do dumb things. Pot can be addictive, but the reason these guys get caught is, because people have looked the other way when it comes to pro athletes. Even before the pro’s. I’ve seen high school coaches get kids out of detention, get mad when parents doing the right thing bust their kids for drinking and have to sit out 4 games to teach them a lesson. You reward bad behavior and things eventually catch up to you.

  37. whatnojets says:
    Jul 7, 2015 11:53 AM

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    Good for you, you managed to complete the bonus challenge I presented. Now show me the 6 Packers arrested in 1 month that was originally posted as being a factual statement.

  38. UT-San Diego arrest database lists more than 6 arrests in the last 6 years…

    Jarrett Bush
    Letroy Guion
    Erik Walden
    Johnny Jolly (twice)
    Brandon Underwood (twice)
    Spencer Havner

    Oddly enough, they do not have a listing for Datone Jones, which makes me wonder how they get their data.

  39. It’s bad enough the Green Bay police are arresting people for lousy marijuana possession. It’s really disturbing that the kid identified himself as a team member and still got arrested. Where is the police department’s sense of community?

  40. cornellsteelers says:

    “Wouldn’t most police officers interpret “packer” as someone carrying a gun rather than a member of a perennially overhyped football team?”

    That’s rich coming from a Steelers fan!

  41. packfanaj12 says:
    Jul 7, 2015 9:40 AM

    Here come the Vikes fans to try to make this seem like it’s a big deal. It’s not.
    _______

    Of course it isn’t a big deal. It’s only a big deal if it happens to a Viking, right?

  42. How many members of the Green Bay Police are stock-buying “owners” of the team?

    It is strange how news of this incident just happened to be delayed so long.

  43. If you look it up it was public record after the arrest. The Packers need to release him. Nobody who is caught with drugs should be allowed to play for anyone in the league. We need to improve the quality of people who are employed in the NFL.

  44. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Jul 7, 2015 12:40 PM
    packfanaj12 says:
    Jul 7, 2015 9:40 AM

    Here come the Vikes fans to try to make this seem like it’s a big deal. It’s not.
    _______

    Of course it isn’t a big deal. It’s only a big deal if it happens to a Viking, right?
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    No, it wouldn’t be a big deal if it were a Viking busted for simple possession of weed. It WAS a big deal and IS a big deal when a Viking beats a 4 year old with a switch until the kid’s scrotum bleeds. And then you guys beg him to come back. You people deserve every bit of humiliation that gets heaped upon you.

  45. Bottom line, when someone makes that much money they are a professional. Act like it! Yeah I think it should be legalize but rules are rules! Lucky it’s only one game?

  46. Letting players light up after every game is why you have those epic meltdowns in the next one. The Packers had the look of a red eyed guy just daydreaming about Cheetos.

  47. no wonder rodgers was the mvp, the rest of the team is up in smoke.

    don’t you know who I am officer???? I’m latest defensive 1st round bust of ted thompson!

  48. Brilliant post above. The packers came within a few minutes of the SB because they are a bunch of stoners. What’s that say about your loser team who was out of contention in Nov.?

  49. Nobody should be fined, suspended, arrested, fired, whatever for possessing or using marijuana on their own time.

    This is just stupid.

  50. I don’t think he played the Packer card to get out of it. I think he mentioned being a Packer as the reason he did it!!!!

  51. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Jul 7, 2015 9:46 AM
    Usually being a Packer in Green Bay is enough to get you out of any kind of trouble, but I guess the cops were still upset about that massive choke job. They still covered it up as much as they could.

    ————–

    You Vikings fans must have very bad memories. You love to bring up last years NFC Championship game but totally forget about 2009’s NFC Championship game, 1999’s NFC Championship game, Superbowl IV, Superbowl VII, Superbowl IX, and Superbowl XI.

  52. seapoeschl says:
    Jul 7, 2015 2:06 PM

    In Teddy We Trust says:
    Jul 7, 2015 9:46 AM
    Usually being a Packer in Green Bay is enough to get you out of any kind of trouble, but I guess the cops were still upset about that massive choke job. They still covered it up as much as they could.

    ————–

    You Vikings fans must have very bad memories. You love to bring up last years NFC Championship game but totally forget about 2009’s NFC Championship game, 1999’s NFC Championship game, Superbowl IV, Superbowl VII, Superbowl IX, and Superbowl XI.

    bridgeh2o says:

    Given all of the past, the packers, though, hold the NFC record for the largest blown lead in NFCCG history!!!!!!!!!!!

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  53. bridgeh2o says:

    Given all of the past, the packers, though, hold the NFC record for the largest blown lead in NFCCG history!!!!!!!!!!!

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ————–

    At least I know the Packers can score more than 14 points in a Superbowl. How much do you hate the phrase “Wide Left!”

  54. Is he the packer poking holes in the sky w/a gun or the dude w/drugs in the trunk of his car?

    Idk. I can’t keep up w/these troublesome packers.

  55. If I lived and worked in that cesspool known as Green Bay, I’d want to be high as much as I could too. Only way to forget my pathetic lot in life.

  56. You know… I’m beginning to understand HOW the choke artists lost the NFC championship game… during the halftime intermission they were sparking it in the locker room.

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