Aaron Jones gets two-game suspension for violation of NFL drug policy

Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones will be suspended for the first two games of the NFL 2018 season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

The former Miner standout was involved in a traffic stop involving a marijuana citation last October.

He took it to Twitter to express his regret on the situation:

“I accept it, take responsibility for it, and regret the mistake that I made during the 2017 season which led to the punishment,” Jones said on Twitter. “I’ve let down my family, teammates, coaches, the Packers’ front office, Packers’ fans, UTEP, UTEP fans, and the communities of El Paso and Green Bay. I apologize to all impacted and promise that this will never happen again and when I touch the field again it’s going to be special.”

Jones had a breakthrough rookie season for the Packers last year, finishing with 448 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 81 carries. He gained over 100 rushing yards in two of his four starts, including a 125-yard game in his first NFL start against the Dallas Cowboys.

He will miss home games against the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings to start the season and return in week three as Green Bay takes on Washington.