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Jon Jones

Arrested for DUI

5/19/2012 5:05 PM PDT UPDATED: 5/19/2012 12:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Jon Bones Jones Arrested for DUI
UFC Light Heavyweight champ Jon "Bones" Jones was arrested early this morning for DUI after he totaled his Bentley in upstate New York ... TMZ has learned. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Jones was involved in an accident at around 5:00 AM in Binghamton, NY. We're told the car -- which Jones crashed into a pole -- was totaled and cops arrested Jones on the scene for DUI. 

According to our sources, Jones was taken into custody by Broome County Sheriff and bailed out a few hours later ... by his mom. Jones is from nearby Ithaca. 

How's this for irony? Jones filmed a video earlier this year about going through police training -- and he did it with the Broome County Sheriff ... the same agency that arrested him!



Jones last fought on April 21, defeating Rashad Evans by unanimous decision. His next scheduled fight is on September 1 in Las Vegas against Dan Henderson.

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Jones's manager, Malki Kawa, released a statement saying, "I can confirm that Jon Jones was arrested early this morning on suspicion of DUI. 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."

Via text, UFC prez Dana White tells TMZ, "Wow, i guess its not my week is it?"

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31.

beastnbella    

This is an essential building block for this kid. He's young, and young people do stupid ****. Hopefully DW doesn't get his panties in a twist and do something stupid, like stripping him of his belt or something dumb. Hopefully hes ok and ready for a fight with Hendo, which could cause more bodily harm then some crash. Best of luck kid.

895 days ago
32.

Sunset    

F*ck this steroid infused homoerotic sport.

895 days ago
33.

PokerStar    

What kind of pressure are these guys under? I remember Rampage Jackson went on a Rampage with his 4x4 truck in Orange County right after winning the title, now Jones?
Something aint right ?????

895 days ago
34.

BC    

This is STUPID! You can afford a Bentley- you cab afford a driver! Come on!

895 days ago
35.

Lori    

Its not ironic... most cops I know drink and drive as well !!!

895 days ago
36.

Brad     

Respect HIS privacy!!!!???? Bull****, throw him in the slammer.

895 days ago
37.

D-INCARNATION    

His mamma gonna take a belt to his hide when she get him home, gonna go all Joe Jackson on his azz....

895 days ago
38.

PeeplesChamp    

Too bad no one knows that back in June 2007 he was incarcerated in the Broome County Jail in Binghamton, N.Y. fo Burglury. He spent about four months there. I know this because I was in the Cell Next To Him Unfortunately.

895 days ago
39.

alexanderexia    

Haha

895 days ago
40.

greg123    

is jon jones is a carzy guy!!!!!!!!!!!

895 days ago
41.

Mitch    

Binghampton NY is not upstate NY, its near Pennslyvania.

895 days ago
42.

Rashad    

He should have been arrested for his last fight. So boring it was felonious.

895 days ago
43.

Muppet    

I have no sympathy or respect for anyone that chooses to drive drunk. If you have the money to go out to a bar and get drunk then you have enough money to arrange for a cab before you do so. I'm sick of hearing "oh they're young and do stupid sh*t", there is absolutely no excuse for risking the lives of innocent people. I am not violent but people that drive drunk ...I just want to slap them upside the head for being so utterly stupid.

895 days ago
44.

thestupid    

Dont know who he is.... dont care.

895 days ago
45.

Good riddance!    

You've got a hell of a lot of talent and seem like a smart enough person, so quit this dumb stuff and don't throw it away while you are seriously risking it for others at the same time! This was just stupid and dangerous!

895 days ago
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