Tuesday September 29, 2015– So it seems that Jon Jones will avoid jail time in his felony hit-and-run case. The UFC issued a statement on Tuesday (09/29/2015) that the promotion will not automatically reinstate him. Jon Jones also issued a statement stating that he is sorry and accepts full responsibility.
Jon Jones appeared in Second Judicial District Court earlier today (Tues., Sept. 29, 2015) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jon pleaded guilty to a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident for the April 26 incident in Albuquerque, NM. Judge Charles Brown of the Second Judicial District Court in Bernalillo County granted Jones a conditional discharge and required him 72 appearances for charity.
Jones has not been convicted of a felony but will be on probation for 18 months and if Jon fulfills the terms, he will have another hearing.
Jon Jones issued a statement:
“With regards to today’s decision made by the court, I am very happy to now be able to put this incident behind me. My actions have caused pain and inconvenience in the lives of others and for that I am truly sorry and I accept full responsibility. I have been working hard during this time away from my sport to grow and mature as a man and to ensure that nothing like this happens again. I have learned a great deal from this situation and I am determined to emerge a better person because of it. I apologize to those who were affected by my actions in this incident and I am hopeful that I will be given the opportunity to redeem myself in the eyes of the public, my family and friends as well as my supporters. I am not sure what the future holds for me but I plan to continue to do the work needed to be productive and successful in every aspect of my life. “
UFC official statement:
The UFC organization is aware that Jon Jones reached a plea agreement with authorities in Albuquerque, New Mexico this morning stemming from charges associated with a motor vehicle accident earlier this year. As a result, UFC, through Las Vegas-based law firm Campbell & Williams, will thoroughly review the agreement before discussing Jones’ possible reinstatement to return to competition.
More information will be made available following completion of this review.
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