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UFC champ Jon Jones pleads guilty to DWI

Jon Jones celebrates defeating Rashad Evans by unanimous

Jon Jones celebrates defeating Rashad Evans by unanimous decision in their light heavyweight title bout at UFC 145 at Philips Arena in Atlanta. (April 21, 2012) Credit: Getty

Jon Jones, the UFC light heavyweight champion, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of driving while intoxicated stemming from his one-car accident in Binghamton on May 19.

Jones, 24, is scheduled to be sentenced on June 19. He faces up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. WBNG-TV reported that Jones' attorney said the terms of his plea deal include a fine and conditional discharge. Binghamton City Court Judge Daniel L. Seiden also suspended Jones' driver's license and ordered him to undergo an alcohol abuse and dependency evaluation before sentencing.

In the early hours of Saturday morning on May 19, Jones crashed his Bentley into a pole on the corner of Grand Boulevard and Helen Street in Binghamton, police said. No one was injured in the crash, police said, and Jones was arrested at the scene. He posted bail that morning.

Jones is scheduled to defend his title against Dan Henderson in Las Vegas on Sept. 1. He is also scheduled to appear at an autograph signing this Friday in Jenks, Okla., as part of a promotion with sponsor Xyience.


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