Jones now under investigation for perjury

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  1. straight6

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    "Things just keep getting worse for UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. On top of the positive drug test, he is now being investigated for perjury:


    Jon Jones told the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) in September that he lost his Nike endorsement due to a brawl he had with Daniel Cormier during a press event in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

    Last week, Jones backtracked from that statement and now the Nevada deputy attorney general is reviewing whether or not Jones perjured himself under oath at the hearing, MMAFighting.com has learned.

    NAC executive director Bob Bennett said the commission is aware of Jones' comments prior to UFC 182 and the matter has been sent up the ladder".

    "They're considering it for review," Bennett said. "It's nothing new to us.

    "It would be concerning if anyone lied during testimony."


    http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/news/449593/Jones-now-under-investigation-for-perjury/

    Mod, pls delete if thread redundant.
     
  2. estranged

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    Looks like the Roger Clems trial
     
  3. Hans Gercmiov

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    That would be really petty. Seemed like just a passing comment to me that had no bearing on the actual precedings.
     
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    C level athlete is now a C level cosby
     
  5. EXlLE**

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    why even lie about it
     
  6. Degen Gambler

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    Dog and pony show.
     
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    I mean they really can't get him for anything. He could just say that was his belief that that was why Nike dropped him. It's not like Nike has to give a reason for dropping athletes and the brawl didn't help. He just later probably said the brawl probably didn't have anything to do with Nike dropping him which it didn't. Nike just doesn't see the positive growth with MMA.
     
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    This. I'm a devout hater, but let's be practical.
     
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    I think the NAC absorbed Wand's soul. Kick the guy when he's down.
     
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    Jones is a beast. Rock on, GOAT!
     
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    What are you a cub reporter? You ball out "Jones under investigation"..! Article you quote say they're considering it for review.
     
  13. straight6

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    click the link, "Jones under investigation" is a copy and paste from the title of the article.
     
  14. straight6

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    Actually Nike has to give a reason to any contracted athlete for dropping them (before the contractual period expires). Nike can be sued for millions for dropping anyone b4 contract period ends for NO reason.
     
  15. TruthHurts001

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    Nike probably dropped him because they learned of his positive drug test, and they probably informed him of this specific fact.
     
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    I wondered if this could happen, but didn't think it would. Does it matter anyways? They fined him $50k and community service. Do they really need him to waste him money on a lawyer to win a stupid case?
     
  17. Senkoy

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    This is so stupid. The reason given was because of the fight, but the real reason was because they didn't want to endorse him at all. But the reason Jones gave is the official reason. There is no perjury at all. Can't believe this idiocy.
     
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  20. straight6

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    actually very much this! Always like that.
     

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