Aaron Jones takes responsibility, regrets mistake, accepts suspension

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The NFL announced a two-game suspension for Aaron Jones for violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. The Packers running back said on Twitter he takes responsibility, regrets his mistake and accepts the suspension.

“The NFL announced my suspension today,” Jones wrote. “I accept it, take responsibility for it, and regret the mistake that I made during the 2017 season which led to the punishment. I’ve let down my family, teammates, coaches, the Packers’ front office, Packers’ fans, UTEP, UTEP fans, and the communities of El Paso and Green Bay. I apologize to all impacted and promise that this will never happen again and when I touch the field again it’s going to be special.”

Jones, 23, rushed for 448 yards and four touchdowns last season as a rookie.

He can participate in training camp and the preseason. His regular-season debut can’t come until Week 3, though.

35 responses to “Aaron Jones takes responsibility, regrets mistake, accepts suspension

  1. Aaron Jones takes responsibility, regrets getting caught,
    accepts suspension

    Fixed it.

  2. While marijuana should be legalized, until it is removed as a punishable offense under the CBA, NFL players should stick to alcohol and spinning around real fast on carnival rides. Otherwise, getting busted with pot ain’t a “mistake”, it’s a conscious decision.

  3. Seems that he’s a nice kid based on some previous stories.

    But he’s made some bad decisions that are now coming home to affect him and his team.

    You can’t help your team if you are suspended.

    Cue the “It’s only pot.” defense from the Packer fans, as they cry in their beer…🙄

  4. Like frustrated Viking trolls that have been raised since birth to pick fights, they will do it again. The level of responsibility Viking trolls take for their self-destructive behavior ceases when they reach three-beer fall-down status……….apparently like the trolls on this site today.

  5. This was always an inevitability, and I’m actually surprised it took this long.
    I posted as much after his Good Samaritan episode a few weeks back.

    Regardless what posters on here feel about the NFL’s marijuana policy, it’s still illegal and punishable by the league.
    Everyone understands this, and now it’s going to cost this young man and the Packers two games without his services.

    Worse yet, he’s now in the program which can have a snowballing effect as far as testing goes, if he still intends to use.
    Hopefully, he can figure out his priorities, as he has a bright future ahead of him.

  6. packertruth says:
    July 3, 2018 at 6:41 pm
    ariani1985 says:
    July 3, 2018 at 5:58 pm
    Cheese, u are comedy gold today!
    +++++
    Shameful. embarrassing. and completely off-base.
    ————————————

    What makes trolling the cheesers so much fun is they take themselves way to seriously and have no sense of humor. I can’t think of any better free entertainment.

  7. You k ow what the difference between a Viking story and a Packer story is? The packer story has more Viking fans.

  8. Yes, it’s obvious that he has a deep regret for what’s transpired, much like the Barneys experience when they wear those pretty blonde braids that first time.
    But, the funny thing is, that guilt and shame doesn’t prevent them from doing it all over again.

  9. Gets pulled over for exceeding posted limits…doesn’t have his driver’s license with him and the car smells like pot … How old is the guy? 23? Yeah OK…sounds about right.

  10. stellarperformance says:
    July 3, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Like frustrated Viking trolls that have been raised since birth to pick fights, they will do it again. The level of responsibility Viking trolls take for their self-destructive behavior ceases when they reach three-beer fall-down status……….apparently like the trolls on this site today.
    __________

    And how are you different, other than the amount of alcohol you’re proud to be able to consume?

  11. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    July 3, 2018 at 7:40 pm
    And how are you different, other than the amount of alcohol you’re proud to be able to consume?
    ///////////////////////////////////////////

    Again? I have to explain this again?

    The difference between Packer fans and Viking fans is the nearly unlimited amount of satisfaction we’ve enjoyed over many many years while supporting the team of our choice, since we were all very very young, versus the many many nearly insurmountable occasions of futile frustrations Viking fans have been forced to endure, since many of them too were very very young.

    I can only assume that’s why the trolls keep coming and coming……..they want what we have and they want to be us.

    I can’t blame them.

  12. wafflestomp says:
    July 3, 2018 at 7:24 pm
    Yes, it’s obvious that he has a deep regret for what’s transpired, much like the Barneys experience when they wear those pretty blonde braids that first time.
    But, the funny thing is, that guilt and shame doesn’t prevent them from doing it all over again.

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

    $21.95 to don one of those stylish foam cheese wedges.

  13. Could be worse. You could be forced to regret that you chose the Vikings to be your favorite team when you were a kid, therefore, you’ve never seen your team win a Super Bowl.

    So, there’s that.

  14. Better to hear that then, it’s not who I am, I didn’t do it, I’m appealing, it was her fault.

  15. That statement was issued a thousand times already. Just change the name of the player and the team, and bam, you have an “apology”.

  16. stellarperformance says:

    The difference between Packer fans and Viking fans is the nearly unlimited amount of satisfaction we’ve enjoyed over many many years while supporting the team of our choice, since we were all very very young, versus the many many nearly insurmountable occasions of futile frustrations Viking fans have been forced to endure, since many of them too were very very young.

    ###

    It must have been very satisfying watching the Packers when they were frequently the dregs of the NFL – for years on end when you were younger.

    All those seasons with 8 or less wins since the NFL divisions were started must have filled your heart with “unlimited satisfaction”…

    2017 – 7 wins

    2013 – 8

    2008 – 6

    2006 – 8

    2005 – 4

    1999 – 8

    1991 – 4 wins
    1990 – 6

    1988 – 4
    1987 – 5
    1986 – 4
    1985 – 8
    1984 – 8
    1983 – 8
    1982 – 5
    1981 – 8
    1980 – 5
    1979 – 5
    1978 – 8
    1977 – 4
    1976 – 5
    1975 – 4
    1974 – 6
    1973 – 5

    1971 – 4
    1970 – 6
    1969 – 8
    1968 – 6

    Meanwhile, the Vikings have never had more than 5 seasons in a row (1981 – 1985) with 8 or less wins since divisional play started.

  17. gtodriver says:
    July 4, 2018 at 9:30 am
    Meanwhile, the Vikings have never had more than 5 seasons in a row (1981 – 1985) with 8 or less wins since divisional play started.
    /////////////////////////////////

    Meanwhile, Viking fans have never been more frustrated, angry, and disappointed. Why would that be? I mean………they have all those attaboy banners. Isn’t that enough? T

  18. Too bad they don’t give out trophies for that. Viking fans once again grasping at straws, trying to come up with something, anything really that will make them feel superior.

  19. Meanwhile, the Vikings have never had more than 5 seasons in a row (1981 – 1985) with 8 or less wins since divisional play started.
    ++++++
    And this is important how?

  20. Oh God, Pack-Vikes again? Can’t we just focus on the fact that is actually kind of refreshing to see someone take responsibility for their actions for a change?

  21. marvin1958 says:

    July 3, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Gets pulled over for exceeding posted limits…doesn’t have his driver’s license with him and the car smells like pot … How old is the guy? 23? Yeah OK…sounds about right.
    ———————
    Sounds like a 16 year old to me.

    RULE #1: If you are going to smoke it in your car (which you should never do), you may want to drive the speed limit.. SMH

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