UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones made an appearance in a New York court room this morning where he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. As a result the 24-year old had his driving privileges suspended and will submit to further evaluation for “alcohol abuse and dependency”. Two related charges for making an illegal turn and deviating from a proper course were dismissed.
Jones’ was taken into custody a little more than a week ago after crashing his car and showing signs of intoxication in the eyes of responding officers. He was bailed out shortly thereafter and has been relatively quiet since other than an apology to fans.
According to a report from area outlet Press Connects, “Bones” will return to court on June 19 to address any further repercussions from the incident including the possibility of a $1,000 fine and year in jail (though it is unlikely he will spend time behind bars based on the circumstances and guilty plea).
The 16-1 Jones is still expected to face Dan Henderson on September 1 at UFC 151 assuming he stays out of trouble until then.
Check out a local report from WBNG Action News featuring Jones’ arrival at the courthouse:
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