Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones was arrested in early October and faces several charges after a traffic stop in which he admitted to smoking marijuana. Jones, 22, has pleaded not guilty to counts of speeding, driving without a valid license and operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in his system, according to Wisconsin court records. The district attorney’s office for Brown County filed charges on Oct. 2, several days before Jones made his first start against the Dallas Cowboys. The arrest and subsequent charges previously had been unreported. Coach Mike McCarthy said he was aware of the situation regarding Jones when asked about it during his Monday news conference. “I spoke to Aaron after the incident,” McCarthy said. “It’s been a while since, 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.” 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. State trooper Dillon Larson clocked Jones’ vehicle traveling 79 miles per hour in a 55 mile-per-hour zone. The report states Larson smelled marijuana emanating from the vehicle and observed Jones’ eyes to be red and bloodshot. Jones told Larson he had woken up three hours earlier and smoked marijuana after eating breakfast. A search of the vehicle did not produce any narcotics or paraphernalia. A second trooper arrived on the scene, and Jones was asked to participate in a standardized field sobriety test along the side of the highway. The report states Jones was assessed one “clue” for using his arms to balance during a walking test but had no issue standing on one leg or tracking an object with his eyes.
Packers running back Aaron Jones faces marijuana-related charge
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Nov 20