Jones' Arrest Was For Alcohol

by JJ Cooper

Now that more facts are coming out, Jaguars receiver Matt Jones appears to be in trouble, but not as much as we may have thought last night. Jones was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, but he was actually in trouble for potentially violating his probation--he tested positive for drinking alcohol in a random test in late February.

Jones is not allowed to drink alcohol as part of his treatment program that he agreed to after being arrested for possession of cocaine last July. He told the judge that he had some beers while golfing. The Jacksonville Times-Union reported that Jones' agreed to the jail sentence because it prevents him from having to go back into a drug rehab facility.

The jail time could lead to additional penalties from the NFL, which could make it a very expensive six pack for Jones, but he's likely to avoid any serious suspension from this incident, which is good news for Jones and the receiver-needy Jaguars.

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