‘Bones’ Pleads No Contest In Strip Club Case
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Earlier this year, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, was charged with misdemeanor battery following an alleged nightclub incident back in April. “Bones” was accused by a cocktail waitress at a strip club in Albuquerque, N.M., of slapping her vagina, putting her in a choke hold and kissing her neck without her consent.
Team Jones denied the allegations, while the accuser claimed that everyone was trying to protect the world champion given his celebrity status. There were reports stating that witnesses didn’t see anything out of the ordinary in Jones’ interaction with the accuser, but the local prosecutor proceeded to set a court date.
And earlier today (Tues., Oct. 15, 2019) Jones stood before a judge and pleaded no contest to the charges. From the ESPN report by Marc Raimondi:
Jones pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct in Bernalillo (New Mexico) County Metropolitan Court and received a 90-day deferred sentence, per court documents. During that period of time, Jones must avoid arrest or violating the law, consume no alcohol or drugs, be under unsupervised probation, not return to the scene and pay court fees.
With his latest legal hiccup behind him, Jones can once again focus on his professional life and combat career, which has seen him stay very busy over the last 10 months, winning three title fights during that span. Jones did tease a fourth fight before the year ended, but that will no longer happen, as the remaining two pay-per-view (PPV) events are already set and ready to go (more on those here and here).
And regarding that million-dollar tax conflict, “don’t believe everything you read on the Internet.”