Jon Jones has managed to stay out of the public eye since his hit & run in the spring but the former #1 P4P will have to step into the lgiht next Tuesday when he visits the courthouse to enter his official plea.
MMAJunkie.com posted the details earlier today:
Earlier this month, his case was transferred from Albuquerque’s metropolitan to district court with a stipulation that he would enter a “pre-indictment plea.”
Jones, 28, is due before Albuquerque District Court Judge Charles W. Brown at 8:30 a.m. He is charged with felony leaving the scene of an accident involving great bodily harm or death, which carries a maximum sentence of three years in jail and fines.
Jones would still need to receive his sentence for the crime and await his suspension from the NSAC and the UFC. It’s very possible that both say that Jones has served his time and allow him to resume training.
Even if Jones faces a 1 year ban he’d be able to return by the Memorial Day UFC card in Las Vegas or UFC 200 in July. A year away from the octagon would amount to a slap on the wrist for Jones, something he’s used to receiving for his mistakes.