Court Date Set For Jones Strip Club Assault
While Jon Jones has no opponent set for an Octagon return, the UFC light heavyweight champion is set to return to court this September regarding an April incident at a New Mexico strip club.
A bench trial has been set for September 26th, regarding the charge of misdemeanor battery by Jones onto a cocktail waitress at TD’s Eubanks Showclub.
The waitress alleges that Jones not only touched her inappropriately but also put her in a chokehold and grabbed her several times while he was at the club.
“The whole situation is so complicated,” the victim said to police officers in a video released by KRQE in Alburquerque. “I’m not really sure what to say. This person gets away with f–king everything.”
Jones and his team have denied any wrongdoing, with Jones pleading not guilty to the charges. If found guilty, Jones can face up to six months in jail and a $500 fine, he’d also face another potential six months of probation if convicted.
“Some of the videos are coming back. I’ve seen some videos. I don’t want to talk about it cause I don’t want to hurt his case or whatever but it’s unfortunate, let’s put it that way,” UFC President Dana White said back in July. “When you’re famous, these types of things happen to you.
“From what I’ve seen so far, when it all surfaces and comes to the top, it looks good for Jon. It looks very good for Jon Jones. It’s quite sad actually.”
Report: MMA Fighting