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Aaron Jones enters diversion program

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Michaela Román
Junior running back Aaron Jones celebrates after a touchdown.

UTEP football running back standout Aaron Jones complied with the court to join a pretrial diversion program after he was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Feb. 10 earlier this year. In accordance with this program, the charges for his DWI will be dropped subject to his completion of the program.

The program aims to reform first-time offenders and make sure they do not commit any further crimes. According to the protocol of the program, Jones will have to work with a probation officer, attend courses relating to his DWI, and he will have to take random drug and alcohol tests.

UTEP football head coach Sean Kugler announced that Jones will not face any suspension for any games through the upcoming 2016-17 season.

“Aaron’s situation was handled internally as is the case with every player,” Kugler said. “He has been punished harshly and I consider this matter to be put behind him, he will not be suspended further.”

Although Kugler said in his statement that this subject will be “put behind him,” Jones will have the DWI on his record since he had to waive his rights to get it expunged by entering the court-related program.

The 21-year-old tailback is expected to have a stellar season this upcoming year. Jones has also been named to several preseason award watch lists; and, he was recognized today, Thursday, July 14, with the 2016 Doak Walker Award Watch List. With 2,341 career rushing yards, Jones currently is eighth on the school’s all-time rushers.

Adrian Broaddus may be reached at theprospectordaily.sports.com.

 

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Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor
Adrian Broaddus is the sports editor for The Prospector. He is a junior multimedia journalism major with a minor in political science.   Adrian was born and raised in El Paso, TX, and is a graduate of Franklin high school. He entered college in the fall of 2015 in hopes to better his career in journalism.   Along with sports, Adrian enjoys writing music reviews, perspective columns and news stories on politics.   Although he is pursuing his degree in journalism, Adrian would like to go to law school and be an attorney while doing part-time work in journalism.  
Michaela Román
Michaela Román, Editor-in-Chief
Michaela is a Senior Digital Media Production major at The University of Texas at El Paso. As the Editor-in-Chief, and former Photo Editor of The Prospector, she has learned to stay organized, manage a staff of writers and photographers, meet deadlines, cover events and network with others. She also has freelance experience and a personal photography business. Michaela aspires to work as an editor for a large media outlet and one day go to graduate school to teach photojournalism.
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