UFC Champion Jon Jones’ DWI Sentencing Rescheduled for July 3 in New York



Jon Jones was expected to be sentenced Tuesday for one misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated in Binghamton, N.Y., but the proceeding has instead been rescheduled for July 3.

Sherdog.com confirmed the change with Binghamton City Court officials this afternoon following an initial report from PressConnects.com.

The UFC light heavyweight champion pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor count on May 29, striking a deal with the Broome County District Attorney’s office during his arraignment. Jones was arrested on suspicion of DWI in the early morning hours of May 19 after driving his Bentley into a utility pole.

As part of his plea, Jones had his driving license suspended and was ordered to undergo an alcohol abuse and dependency evaluation prior to his sentencing date. An additional traffic violation for making an improper turn was also dismissed.

Jones, 24, will next defend his light heavyweight championship against former Strikeforce and Pride Fighting Championships titlist Dan Henderson on Sept. 1 at UFC 151.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

  • 28 days ago
  • 33 views

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Rashad Evans delves into the upcoming title fight between Jon Jones and Anthony Johnson. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 8 views

Ryan Bader’s experience fighting UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones isn’t his fondest memory, but he did get a taste of the talent “Bones” possesses.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 3 views

The month of January was absolutely jam-packed with exciting Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events, and while there was a fair share of scandal, there was also a ton of intriguing storylines to read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 130 views

LOS ANGELES -- UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Anthony Johnson scared Dana White by pulling off a fake brawl at the "Welcome to the Show" event Saturday afternoon. read news >>

  • 2 days ago
  • 21 views

UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones explains why he does not consider the former middleweight kingpin a cheater. Last month, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva sent shockwaves throu read news >>

  • 3 hours ago
  • 0 views

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones talks about his renewed interest in Cain Velasquez and the belief there was "foul play" regarding his positive drug test. read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 111 views

UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson might be a serious threat to champion Jon Jones, but Chael Sonnen doesn’t see a new titleholder on the horizon any time soon. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 142 views

Outside of Anthony Johnson, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has pretty much cleaned out his division, and to date, no one has been able to solve the "Bones" read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 8 views

Rob Gronkowski, NFL tight end for the Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots, claims he's training team mate Chandler Jones for a charity mixed martial arts (MMA) fight against brother Jon "Bones" J read news >>