Packers: Running back Aaron Jones faces charges following October arrest

Ross Houston
November 20, 2017

The running back was charged with speeding, driving without a valid license and operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in his system.

According to Michael Cohen of PackersNews.com, Jones admitted to smoking marijuana after being pulled over for speeding on the morning of October 1.

Jones, 22, pleaded not guilty to three charges: operating with a restricted controlled substance, speeding in a 55 miles per hour zone and operating without a valid license.


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.

It was not clear what effect the charges will have on Jones' availability for the remainder of the Packers' regular season.

Jones is expected to return to court February 1, according to court records. No drugs were found in Jones' possession.


Head Coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Monday he was aware of his arrest. The incident report said the officer observed Jones having bloodshot eyes, and that Jones admitted he smoked after breakfast. "He made a mistake, and I know it's a pending legal situation", per ESPN.com. Jones has 70 attempts for 370 yards and three touchdowns for the year.

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. Jones could certainly be facing a suspension come 2018, though.


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