NFL Suspends Packers RB Aaron Jones

The hits just keep on comin’. On Tuesday afternoon, the NFL announced that Packers running back Aaron Jones has been suspended for the first two games of the season after violating the league’s substance abuse policy. 

In typical fashion, the NFL has used the cover of the upcoming holiday as a cover for its less-than-positive news. First, a two-game ban was announced for 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster. Then, Rams lineman Jamon Brown was hit with a two-game suspension. Now, Jones has been sidelined for the first two weeks of the regular season.

Jones was slated to start the year as the Packers’ top ball-carrier this year, along with former wide receiver Ty Montgomery. Now, Jones will have to wait until Week 3 to take the field.

It’s likely that Jones’ ban stems from the multiple charges he picked up from a traffic stop in October of last year. Jones, who told authorities that he had smoked marijuana, pleaded not guilty to counts of speeding, driving without a valid license, and operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in his system.

Jones, 23, averaged an eye-popping 5.5 yards per carry in a limited 12-game sample for the Packers last year. This year, he’ll miss the club’s first two games against the Bears and Vikings before returning on Sept. 23 to face the Redskins.

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  1. mackows2

    2 games for smoking pot

    3 games for groping an uber driver

    NFL, YOU make perfect sense

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  2. whereslou

    These suspensions are all over the place. They make no sense anymore. I thought it was 3 games for drugs and peds. I thought it was 6 days for domestic abuse. Now we can negotiate the days we are suspended? The NFL is such a joke anymore. I used to like what Goodell was doing but I don’t even recognize the NFL anymore. Why don’t they just play madden and call that good. Nobody will get hurt that way. Keep screwing with the game and you will keep losing viewers.

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