Jon Jones is free to go home with stipulations added to his probation.
The UFC star admitted to a probation violation at his hearing in New Mexico Second Judicial District Court on Thursday and had new provisions added to his existing probation. Jones agreed to attend anger management and driver improvement courses as well as do 60 more hours of community service.
Judge Michael E. Martinez added that Jones must get approval from his probation officer every time he wants to drive. Martinez told Jones at the conclusion of the hearing that if he is back in that court before the end of his probation, “it won’t go well” for him.
The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s office wanted the judge to impose a nightly curfew on Jones from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., but Martinez declined that provision. That was the only added condition of probation that Jones’ team fought.
Thursday’s news should put Jones in the clear for his light heavyweight title fight against Daniel Cormier at UFC 197 on April 23 in Las Vegas. Jones had been in custody at the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center since Tuesday morning.
Jones, 28, was pulled over and given five traffic tickets March 24, including one for drag racing. Jones vehemently denied any wrongdoing in that incident and his attorney Nancy Hollander said Thursday that Jones would be fighting those tickets. Jones’ hearing date for those tickets is April 5.
In addition to the drag-racing ticket, Jones was cited for exhibition driving, use of modification of exhaust systems, not maintaining traffic lanes and the improper display of a registration plate.
An emotional Jones could be heard on the body camera of Albuquerque Police Department officer Jason Brown during the traffic stop saying that he was not drag racing. Jones ….View full article
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