Packers Running Back In Trouble For Pot

Back in early October, running back for the Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones, was involved in a traffic stop in Wisconsin.  Not only was Jones given tickets for speeding and driving without a license, but his (stupid) admittance to smoking cannabis before driving landed him with another ticket for operating a vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance.


The traffic stop occurred on October 2, just a few days before his first NFL game against the Dallas Cowboys. State Trooper Dillon Larson reported that Jones was stopped for going 79 mph in a 55 mph zone. Upon approaching the vehicle, Larson stated he smelt the odor of marijuana and noticed Jones' eyes were bloodshot.  No cannabis was found in Jones' vehicle.  Following the vehicle search, Jones was asked to perform a field sobriety test before the mandatory blood test back at the station. He was released from custody at 1:33 p.m.

22-year old Jones has plead not guilty to all charges.  His coach, Mike McCarthy, said, “I spoke to Aaron after the incident. It’s been awhile. I don’t recall the date. He made a mistake, and I know it’s a pending legal situation. But yes I am aware of it.”

It is unlikely that Jones will face any repercussions this year, however it is to be seen when his actual punishment will be decided and what it will be. Unfortunately for him, Jones is currently nursing a knee injury and will be sidelined for the next three to six weeks.