NFL suspends Packers’ Aaron Jones two games

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Packers running back Aaron Jones had a promising rookie season last year, but this year is not off to a good start.

Jones has been suspended two games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, the NFL announced today.

The 23-year-old Jones had 81 carries for 448 yards and four touchdowns last season. He was a backup for most of the year but had two particularly good games as the primary ball carrier, a 19-carry, 125-yard performance against the Cowboys and a 17-carry, 131-yard game against the Saints.

Jones will participate in training camp and the preseason before missing the first two games of the regular season. He will be eligible to return in Week Three.

The NFL, which always likes burying bad news before a holiday, has now announced three suspensions in rapid succession on the afternoon of the Third of July. Rams guard Jamon Brown and 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster also had two-game suspensions announced today.

81 responses to “NFL suspends Packers’ Aaron Jones two games

  1. @gophersnot

    If that is your thought process I’m sure not many people ask your opinion on anything

  2. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Just on PFT yesterday:

    Aaron Jones says he’s bigger and stronger entering second Packers season
    Posted by Josh Alper on July 2, 2018, 1:16 PM EDT

  3. I’d he played for most any other team, it would be a 4 game suspension.

  4. well that explains the bigger/stronger article from yesterday, obviously Rodger’s cheating ways rubbing off on the whole team…

  5. Old news. Had a weed possession last year.

    Is it good news? No. Is it breaking news or earth shattering season changing news? No.

    Jamaal Williams who many were raving about here yesterday may get a few more touches for first 2 weeks. Jamaal “Bruiser” Williams will relish his opportunity.

    #100Seasons

    #PackersNation!

  6. Mmmmmmmmmm, I wonder how he got stronger and bigger. I guarantee Clay knows somebody that know somebody. Popcorn please, going to love how pack fan is going to explain this.

  7. freefromwhatyouare says:
    July 3, 2018 at 4:21 pm
    Old news. Had a weed possession last year.

    Is it good news? No. Is it breaking news or earth shattering season changing news? No.

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    Yes this is season changing news. He is by far your best RB. Week one loss to Bears, week two loss to Vikngs. Starting season 0-2 against NFCN teams. You don’t know much about football do you skippy.

  8. ““Aaron Jones says he’s bigger and stronger entering second Packers season”. Literally the last Packers related article.”

    They said substance abuse, not PEDs.

    Reading comprehension, get some.

  9. Getoffmylawn! says:
    July 3, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Interesting how he was just talking about how much bigger he is this season. Couldn’t be related could they?

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    They very well could be. The munchies have been known to add a few pounds to a whole lot of people; and I know that’s what you meant because surely you know the difference between the NFL’s Substance Abuse and Performance Enhancing Drugs policies. I just hope you didn’t hurt yourself as you convulsed with glee, racing to the keyboard.

  10. For all you dopes that are tying this story to the “Aaron Jones says he’s bigger and stronger entering second Packers season” that was posted by Josh Alper yestrday on July 2, reread this sentence:
    “Jones has been suspended two games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy…”

    It’s dope, not PEDS. Geesh. Try to be a smart troll.

  11. PoliticalCorrectnessBelongsInTheKitchen says:
    July 3, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Substance abuse not a ped suspension. As I’m sure some of you idiots thought.

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    Their brilliant commentary makes it crystal clear that’s exactly what they thought. The fun part will be seeing how many more of the stalwarts demonstrate the depths of their knowledge, even AFTER you and I have both tried to save them from themselves.

    Premature hopping.

  12. irishgary says:
    July 3, 2018 at 4:07 pm
    @gophersnot

    If that is your thought process I’m sure not many people ask your opinion on anything

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    They don’t. The guy likely smoked a little pot. Legal in many states of the US and should be legal everywhere. When the NFL keeps up with society we might all like the game a little better. I doubt he was doing heroin or meth.

  13. ariani1985 says:
    July 3, 2018 at 4:27 pm
    But but but turd nation said he would lead the league in rushing this year! Ready to eat crow?
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    Well he’s not Antonio Brown 2.0.

    I’m pretty sure nobody has claimed Jones would lead the league. Outgain Cook maybe. But if someone did say he would lead the league, Turd Nation renounces him. How’s you’re Gute Bust List looking by the way?

  14. Packertruth,

    Just yesterday fecal, waffleboy, and carl all said he would lead the league with 2200 yards easily. Dont worry about the Gute list, it will write itself after ANOTHER 3rd place finish! Bwaaaaaahhhh!Bwaaaaaahhhh

  15. packertruth says:
    July 3, 2018 at 5:02 pm
    Another reason why you need 4 running backs ready to compete on your roster at all times

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    Really? You need 4RBs because one will get busted for pot? Thinking like this, only in gb.

  16. Too funny😂 I have to screenshot that one and post it for others to laugh at as well. NFL fans from all over the world laugh at these Vikings fans. How embarrassing😄

    Vikings fans after the Aaron Jones suspension now feel they can win Sept. 16th.😃 Did he really type that?😀

    Who is that guy? flywhatever. He makes Cheese look like a genius.

    Somebody give him his parade he asking for in July😂

  17. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    July 3, 2018 at 4:10 pm
    I’d he played for most any other team, it would be a 4 game suspension.
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    Did you read the article? I know edju-muh-caytion isn’t that popular West of the Mississippi, but there aren’t that many big words in the story.

    Rams guard Jamon Brown and 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster also had two-game suspensions announced today.

  18. trolls love this big nothing burger.. two games means he tested positive for weed, for the amount these guys get paid youd think theyd be willing to wait till their career is over, but lets not act like the guy is on the same level as those on PEDs, or assaulting people.

  19. Richard Byrne says:
    July 3, 2018 at 4:28 pm
    How come Edelman got 4?
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    Because he plays for a team not named Green Bay. It goes back to the Lombardi era, they have been favored ever since.

  20. flviking says:
    July 3, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Mmmmmmmmmm, I wonder how he got stronger and bigger. I guarantee Clay knows somebody that know somebody. Popcorn please, going to love how pack fan is going to explain this.

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    Okay, I’ll try but only because I really enjoy helping you.

    Aaron Jones was arrested last year for Possession Of The Devil’s Lettuce. That arrest may or may not be what triggered the suspension but we know for sure the suspension wasn’t triggered by Performance Enhancing Drugs of any kind. If Jones were suspended for Performance Enhancing Drugs, he would have been suspended under the NFL’s Performance Enhancing Drugs Policy; he was not. Jones was suspended under the NFL’s Substance Abuse Policy. Hopefully that helps. I typed it as slowly as I could.

    How’s the popcorn?

  21. “Because he plays for a team not named Green Bay. It goes back to the Lombardi era, they have been favored ever since.”

    Actually it has nothing to do with that. Edelman got 4 games because it was a first time PED suspension. Jones got 2 games because its a substance abuse suspension, most likely for weed.

    Most of you don’t seem to understand that substance abuse means DUI, weed, or other recreational hard drugs. It is not a performance enhancing drug suspension.

  22. freefromwhatyouare says:
    July 3, 2018 at 5:42 pm
    Too funny😂 I have to screenshot that one and post it for others to laugh at as well. NFL fans from all over the world laugh at these Vikings fans. How embarrassing😄

    Vikings fans after the Aaron Jones suspension now feel they can win Sept. 16th.😃 Did he really type that?😀

    Who is that guy? flywhatever. He makes Cheese look like a genius.

    Somebody give him his parade he asking for in July😂

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    You really think that people “from all over the world” care about a below average RB that smokes pot? What is embarrassing is a Green Bay Packers fan using a smiley emoji after each sentence. I thought the packers are a tough organization, the “Ice Bowl” Brett Favre, Ray Nitschke, you use more smiley face emojis than my 8 year old daughter. But you got me good there sweetheart.

  23. I’m not going to berate anyone for smoking weed but with a little savvy you can still smoke and not fail a test as long as you know the right time to abstain, right?

  24. packertruth says:
    July 3, 2018 at 5:02 pm
    Another reason why you need 4 running backs ready to compete on your roster at all times.

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    Because of a suspension?

    Seriously, you plan for for suspensions in Green Bay?

    Although, thinking about it, the Packers have a long history of substance abuse by their players.

  25. Are there really this many dotards that equate weed with gettting bigger? Wow.

    I, for one, couldn’t care less if people smoke weed. But come on. It’s about time these guys wise up and just stop. You have an obligation to your teammates and employer to stay eligible to play. I’d rather see harsher penalties. You get caught you forfeit big checks. That or make it legal.

  26. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    July 3, 2018 at 5:05 pm
    PoliticalCorrectnessBelongsInTheKitchen says:
    July 3, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Substance abuse not a ped suspension. As I’m sure some of you idiots thought.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Their brilliant commentary makes it crystal clear that’s exactly what they thought. The fun part will be seeing how many more of the stalwarts demonstrate the depths of their knowledge, even AFTER you and I have both tried to save them from themselves.

    Premature hopping.

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    Ok, I got your meaning. Is this why its called GREEN Bay?

  27. neatpete1 says:
    July 3, 2018 at 6:37 pm
    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    July 3, 2018 at 5:05 pm
    PoliticalCorrectnessBelongsInTheKitchen says:
    July 3, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Substance abuse not a ped suspension. As I’m sure some of you idiots thought.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Their brilliant commentary makes it crystal clear that’s exactly what they thought. The fun part will be seeing how many more of the stalwarts demonstrate the depths of their knowledge, even AFTER you and I have both tried to save them from themselves.

    Premature hopping.

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    Ok, I got your meaning. Is this why its called GREEN Bay?

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    Lol. Home of the Green and Gold hey?

  28. Wow. I’m a little late to this party, so no need to pile any further on all of the idiot viking fans who think (hope… pray… ) that this was steroids because they have the reading comprehension of a 2nd-grader.

    It will, however, never cease to amaze me how many viking fans have to obsessively comment on Packer articles that have absolutely nothing to do with their team, and how fast they are able to do it! The majority of the first 50-100 comments are usually from viking fans. There must be some sort of setting they found that will send them an automatic alert whenever the word Packer is used in a story or something.

  29. stellarperformance says:
    July 3, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Who cares. Next Man Up.

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    Isn’t that exactly what you said Week 6 last season?

  30. You really think that people “from all over the world” care about a below average RB that smokes pot?
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    About as much as you care about accuracy in the things you post on every packer story. Below average? What orifice did you pull that out of?

  31. They should suspend the entire organization for paying off the referees every year. Luckily, I don’t have to watch Jordy Nelson whining for an DPI flag on every single offensive snap. He even makes the “little wave the flag motion” with his limp wrist from the sidelines when he’s not even in the game due to some injury. For shame.

  32. It’s a shame. He went to the same high school and college as me. Even had the same class together. He’s a nice kid.

  33. If only the Vikings defense was as relentless as its troll fans – they might actually be onto something. Seriously, purple children – it gets a little tiresome seeing your fifty inane halfwit comments on every packer thread.

  34. The Viking fans have surpassed the Eagle’s fans as the biggest LOUD MOUTHS without a Super Bowl title

  35. bordner says:
    July 3, 2018 at 6:56 pm
    Wow. I’m a little late to this party, so no need to pile any further on all of the idiot viking fans who think (hope… pray… ) that this was steroids because they have the reading comprehension of a 2nd-grader.

    It will, however, never cease to amaze me how many viking fans have to obsessively comment on Packer articles that have absolutely nothing to do with their team, and how fast they are able to do it! The majority of the first 50-100 comments are usually from viking fans. There must be some sort of setting they found that will send them an automatic alert whenever the word Packer is used in a story or something

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    Really? A quick exercise on the last Viking story and there were 33 packer troll comments. That was too easy making yet another pack troll look foolish.

  36. pkrlvr says:
    July 3, 2018 at 7:03 pm
    You really think that people “from all over the world” care about a below average RB that smokes pot?
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    About as much as you care about accuracy in the things you post on every packer story. Below average? What orifice did you pull that out of?

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    My apologies, I didn’t realize that Jones has a total of 81 carries in his NFL career. Make room for his bust at the HOF, as it is now he is a shoe in for the packer HOF.

  37. Right, everybody in Wisconsin is sober as a judge. Nobody getting wasted here.

    gophersnot says:
    July 3, 2018 at 4:04 pm
    I thought this type of behavior couldn’t happen in Green Bay.

  38. I’m a vikes fan and everyone who is commenting about the artical where he said he is bigger and stronger are dumb. He was suspended for substance abuse not PEDS. completely different things.

  39. Only in Goodell’s NFL does one get 2 games for carrying some weed and 3 games for sexually assaulting a woman.

    I can’t wait for the day when he’s gone.

  40. johngaltwho says:
    July 3, 2018 at 7:32 pm
    If only the Vikings defense was as relentless as its troll fans – they might actually be onto something. Seriously, purple children – it gets a little tiresome seeing your fifty inane halfwit comments on every packer thread.
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    Would that be the best defense in the NFL you’re referring to? Number 1 in both points and yardage allowed? I’d say that’s reasonably relentless.

  41. Suspension for weed…. gimme a break, this makes me hate the NFL a lot more than the Anthem BS. Even the Olympics don’t count weed as “performance enhancing”. Hang in there Aaron, glad to have you in GB, but maybe hold off on the smoke until either 1- the league wakes up or 2- your career is finished. I feel for you, we all (even the haters) know it’s BS, but we need you in the backfield so maybe it’s best to hold off for now. Or at least talk to Sam Hurd about how to beat the tests #mmq

  42. Ahman “Batman” Green was the last good GB RB. Why does McCarthy still have a job?
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    Ryan Grant was pretty solid.

    .. your question about McCarthy is one of life’s great mysteries. I certainly have no answers.

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