Morning Buzz: Packers face early season tests
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We’ll start with the news that broke yesterday when the NFL announced that running back Aaron Jones will be suspended for the team’s first two regular season games.
From Ryan Wood:
Following an arrest last fall, the NFL announced Tuesday it suspended Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones without pay for the first two games of the 2018 regular season.
Jones was suspended for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. He was arrested in October and faced several charges after admitting during a traffic stop to smoking marijuana. Jones pleaded not guilty to charges of speeding, driving without a valid license and operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in his system.
“I owe an apology to my family, teammates, coaches, the fans and the Packers organization,” Jones said after the arrest. “I made a mistake, and I take full responsibility for it. And it won’t happen again.”
Packers coach Mike McCarthy also called the incident "a mistake."
In February, Jones pleaded no contest to one of the three charges filed against him. Brown County Judge Marc Hammer accepted Jones' plea to a traffic citation for driving with a controlled substance in his system and found him guilty. Under a plea agreement, Hammer dismissed tickets for speeding and operating without a license.
I chatted with readers about the news:
Ryan also looked at the Los Angeles Rams for the latest in our opponent preview series:
Elsewhere, Jones released a statement about his suspension:
Packers Wire looks at the top 10 plays from Aaron Rodgers in 2017:
Cheesehead TV has things to watch at training camp:
Good look at offensive position groups throughout the division here:
The Packers Hall of Fame will honor Davante Adams and Jamaal Williams:
Hope everyone has a great holiday: