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Aaron Jones apologizes for arrest after traffic stop

Posted at 6:33 PM, Nov 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-22 14:48:51-05

Aaron Jones apologized Tuesday after news surfaced that he had been arrested during a traffic stop in October.

Jones was pulled over for speeding on Highway 172 in Brown County on October 1. He allegedly admitted to a Wisconsin State Patrol trooper that he had smoked marijuana a few hours before.

"I owe an apology to my family, to my teammates, coaches, the fans and the Packers organization," Jones told reporters Tuesday. "I made a mistake and I take full responsibility for it. It won't happen again. I can't speak on it because it's an ongoing legal matter."

Dash cam video showed Jones undergoing field sobriety tests after getting pulled over.

He pleaded not guilty to charges of operating with a restricted controlled substance, speeding in a 55 mph zone and operating without a valid license.

Jones is scheduled to be back in court on February 1. The NFL does not take action against players until after a situation is finalized in court, so Jones will likely finish out the season once he returns from an injury.