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Jon Jones Leaves Drug Rehab Program After One Night. ONE NIGHT.


(Jon Jones’s mother Camille explains why she’s glad that her son tested positive for cocaine. Ugh. / Props: WBNG)

Look, I don’t think anybody expected Jon Jones to spend 30 days locked down with Dr. Drew in Pasadena after he announced his plan to enter a drug treatment program. But at the very least, we expected him to go through the motions, at least to keep up appearances, right?

Nah. According to this WBNG report (via MMAJunkie), Jones’s “stint in the rehab program lasted just one night,” but the UFC light-heavyweight champion is “continuing to get more educated on the subject.” Jones plans to attend Sunday’s AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts, to support his brothers Chandler and Arthur.

It’s a bad look from from a PR perspective, especially in light of the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s brave decision yesterday to do absolutely nothing about its out-of-competition drug policy. Essentially, Jon Jones tests positive for cocaine, everybody in his life publicly applauds him, he suffers zero professional consequences, and his drug treatment turns into a home-study program after one night.

According to Jon Jones’s mother, Jon’s failed drug test was really a “blessing from God”:

I’m glad that this happened to Jon, this stopped him in his tracks, this let him know that he may need to change some friends, you know, because everyone is not for you for the best,” said Camille Jones. “So this is a good thing as far as our family is concerned, so we wasn’t upset. Me and my husband considered it a blessing from God that our child was able to be helped and know that he need to stop and know that he needed the assistance to stop before it came to something worse.”

According to Camille, the unannounced drug test came the day after Jon was hanging with friends and “did something he shouldn’t have done.”

“When he tested positive, my first question was, do you have a problem, a serious problem?” Camille said. “And then he told me what happened. Jon is usually very honest with me, so he told me what happened. I was like, good for you….good. You needed to be caught, it was just timing.”

Those damned knucklehead friends of his are such bad influences! Oh, mom. According to CagePotato’s sources, Jon Jones is currently at home studying educational videos.

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