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Jon Jones Requests Another Delay for DWI Sentencing; Due Back in Court on July 31st


(“Mr. Jones, you mean to tell this court that the only thing you’ve learned in our alcohol education program is that ‘white bitches love fruity shit’?”)

For the second time since his May 19th arrest for drunk driving, UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones has requested — and was granted — a delay for his sentencing date. Jones appeared in Binghamton City Court this morning where he and his attorney Thomas D. Jackson claimed that Jones needs more time to complete his court-mandated alcohol abuse and dependency evaluation. (By the way, it’s only a two-day program, but Jones has just been super busy lately, you know? Super busy.)

Judge Daniel L. Seiden granted the request, and rescheduled Jones’s sentencing to July 31st. The MMA star has already pleaded guilty to his DWI charge, and is expected to receive a one-year conditional discharge and a fine of up to $1,500 in a plea agreement. He’ll also be required to install ignition interlock devices in his vehicles, pay restitution for damages, and attend a victim impact class.

Following his court appearance today, Jones released the following statement through the law firm representing him:

Mr. Jones wishes to express the following to his fans, friends, and, most of all, his family: By pleading guilty on May 29, Mr. Jones accepted responsibility for his actions. This process has been a learning experience for this young man. He is remorseful for his conduct, but thankful for the opportunity to accept responsibility and to grow as a person. This experience has motivated Mr. Jones to achieve his maximum potential both professionally and personally.”

Jones is scheduled to defend his UFC title belt against Dan Henderson in the main event of UFC 151 on September 1st. For more details on Jones’s arrest, click here.

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Alan K- July 4, 2012 at 8:59 am
That's right. He requested more time to abuse alcohol before he gets sentenced. What a guy.
Mr_Misanthropy- July 3, 2012 at 11:36 pm
The only contender to defeat Jon Jones: Bentley Telephonepole.
Mr_Misanthropy- July 3, 2012 at 11:21 pm
That's how court works- especially if you have money and attorneys- delay delay delay. Delay? Delay. Welcome to the American judicial system.
RearNakedSpoon- July 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm
Or he is so busy his photo's don't have time to be digitally processed...
Fried Taco- July 3, 2012 at 12:37 pm
Works for me, RNS. Or maybe CP updated it...
RearNakedSpoon- July 3, 2012 at 12:29 pm
That Twitter pic ("Super busy") has 404'd, shrewd move Mr Jone's.
It's like he is always 84.5 inches ahead of us...
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