Packers running back arrested, before he made his first start

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Packers rookie running back Aaron Jones was apparently getting high even before he got elevated to the starting lineup.

According to Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jones was charged on Oct. 2, just before he made his first start against the Cowboys Oct. 8.

Jones was arrested after a traffic stop, during which he admitted smoking marijuana. He pleaded not guilty to charges of speeding, driving without a valid license and operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in his system, according to court records.

There was no previous report of the charges. He was stopped at 11:37 a.m. on Oct. 1 (it was after their Thursday night win over the Bears, so Sunday Morning Coming Down may or may not have been on the radio), and was clocked doing 79 mph in a 55-mph zone. The incident report said the officer observed Jones having bloodshot eyes, and that Jones admitted he smoked after breakfast.

The arrest will earn him greater scrutiny under the league’s substance abuse program, and potential suspension.

He ran for 125 yards against the Cowboys in his first start, and 131 against the Saints two weeks later, but he suffered a knee injury and is expected to miss a few more weeks.

39 responses to “Packers running back arrested, before he made his first start

  1. Goodell will do absolutely nothing even though some fans claim Elliott merely walking into a pot dispensary or being at a parade with girls lifting up their tops.

    This guy pulls a Sheldon RIchardson and like the Jets, the Packers are protected, so nothing will happen.

  2. Funny you should say the weekend after beating the Bears was their “bye week”. The Packer’s bye was Oct. 29th. Regardless, Jones is a moron and will get punished same as any other moron getting high & busted.

  3. Why is driving without a license so common among football players? Who does that? At least he wasn’t toking as he drove along at 79 mph in a 55. That is also common among football players. Just saying…..

  4. How on earth do these NFL players all have invalid licenses? In almost all of these vehicle stops, none of them have a valid license. I mean, is it a pre-requisite that once you make it to the NFL that you stop renewing your license?

  5. Psssh… The NBA is looking at making it untestable for their players. Legal is at least 5 states, 14 with a MMJ card. But the NFL still wants its players on opiods.

  6. trident says:
    November 20, 2017 at 1:03 pm
    the man smoked reefer???? lock him up and throw away the keys!!
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    I guess you missed the whole “speeding, driving without a valid license and operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in his system” thing.

    Also, weed is illegal in the NFL and whether you like it or not is irrelevant.

  7. Admitted to smoking marijuana, but plead not guilty to driving while under a controlled substance? Yeah, sounds about the IQ level of a packer player.

  8. Some might claim it should be legal so players can use it for pain management. But the prior week was the only week he had any carries and it was only 13. Combined with no hitting in practice and now we know the “pain management” talk is mostly a charade.

  9. Given how critical the Packers is to every soul in that state(only behind air, beer and cheese); I’m surprised the officer didn’t give him a ride to the evidence room and let him grab whatever he wanted and then a ride to practice.

  10. I got stopped by the police the other day. I had a half oz of weed and nothing happened. Weed is legal and you can carry up to an oz on you and you can grow up to 6 plants at home. Weed is not a problem. Alcohol is a deadly problem. Let the man smoke his weed. He’s not hurting anyone. Some states are still acting like they’re in the prohibition era. It’s 2017,try catching up with the rest of the country. The pharmaceutical, alcohol and tobacco industry don’t want to compete with marijuana. They want you to buy their products which are far more dangerous.

  11. I got stopped by the police the other day. I had a half oz of weed and nothing happened. Weed is legal and you can carry up to an oz on you and you can grow up to 6 plants at home. Weed is not a problem. Alcohol is a deadly problem.
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    Anyone behind the wheel under the influence is a problem.

    Lock them up and throw away the key.

  12. No harm, no foul. Nothing wrong with weed besides the fact that it was made illegal decades ago largely due to racism.

  13. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    November 20, 2017 at 1:43 pm
    Admitted to smoking marijuana, but plead not guilty to driving while under a controlled substance? Yeah, sounds about the IQ level of a packer player.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    This is merely a procedure done in due process court to allow for discovery, bargain for lesser sentencing, and other procedures. He will enter a second plea for guilty once his attorney argues for no jail time. Still, gotta question his IQ level..

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