Monthly Archives: October 2015

Jon Jones has some personal growth to do

Stover's Sports Desk

Note: This is the column I wrote for this week’s Crunch Time.

Fight fans are excited as one of the greatest mixed martial artists is returning to the octagon.

The UFC announced it had reinstated former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Oct. 23, to its active roster. The organization suspended Jones in April, after his involvement in a hit-and-run accident in Albuquerque, N.M.

At the time, Jones allegedly ran a red light and crashed his rental car in a collision involving two other vehicles before fleeing the scene on foot. After authorities issued an arrest warrant, he turned himself into the Albuquerque Police Department.

Around this time, the UFC suspended him and stripped him of the light heavyweight title. In his first court appearance, April 23, Jones did not enter a plea. In September, he reached a plea agreement with authorities to avoid jail time and was given an 18…

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