UFC champ Jon Bones Jones arrested on suspicion of DUI
Binghamton, NY, United States (AHN Sports) – UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Saturday morning.
The incident happened in upstate New York, and was confirmed by his management team after news of the arrest was reported by TMZ.com.
According to the TMZ report, Jones was involved in a car accident at around 5 a.m. in Binghamton, N.Y., near his hometown of Ithaca. TMZ reported that Jones crashed his Bentley into a pole and was arrested on the scene.
First Round Management, which represents Jones, sent out a statement confirming the arrest and asking for privacy on behalf of the fighter and his family.
“I can confirm that Jon Jones was arrested early this morning on suspicion of DUI,” First Round Management’s Malki Kawa said in the statement. “While the facts of this situation are still being gathered and situated, First Round Management fully supports Jon and we are asking for fans and media to respect the privacy of Jon and his family during this time.”
There’s no word yet as to whether Jones sustained any injuries in the incident. TMZ reported Jones was taken into custody by the Broome County Sheriff and released after his mother posted his bond.