According to Cohen, Jones pleaded not guilty to counts of speeding, driving without a valid license and operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in his system.
Jones was reportedly pulled over for speeding after he was clocked traveling 79 miles per hour in a 55 mile-per-hour zone. The officer smelled marijuana emanating from Jones’ vehicle and observed that Jones had red, bloodshot eyes.
Jones admitted that smoked marijuana after eating breakfast and later passed a sobriety test.
Cohen mentions that Jones will likely finish out the 2017 season without punishment, considering that the NFL doesn’t hand down suspensions for substance-abuse charges until after the court case is resolved. This, of course, means that Jones could be suspended for the start of the 2018 season if convicted.
Jones is currently sidelined with an MCL injury.
Jones, 22, was taken in the fifth-round of this year’s draft by the Packers. He signed a four-year, $2.6 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $465,000 and $555,000 over the first two years of the agreement.
In 2017, Jones has appeared in eight games for the Packers and rushed for 370 yards on 70 carries (5.3 YPC) to go along with eight receptions for 16 yards receiving and three touchdowns.