“Mr. Jones, you got real lucky, and in a number of ways, I think you need to talk to young people because making one stupid decision changes your entire future,” Judge Charles Brown of the Second Judicial District Court said today during the former UFC light-heavyweight champion’s hearing.
It’s good to be king and have lots of money. Jon Jones recieves probation after doing something 98.9% of the population would have went to prison for.
Jones was given 18 months supervised probation and will be required to make 72 speaking appearances. Under the terms of his plea agreement, he will avoid a felony conviction as long as he finishes probation and completes the speaking engagements without incident.
“This has been a huge wake-up call for him,” said Jones attorney Vincent Ward. “Ever since he walked away from that car, he’s done everything to make amends.”
“I am here to accept full responsibility for what happened, and I hope you can give me an opportunity to redeem myself,” Jones said during the hearing, which UFC President Dana White attended.