Jon Jones looking for plea deal in hit-and-run case

Jon Jones pleads no contest to strip club altercation

It appears light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, will avoid any further legal troubles regarding an allegation dating back to April. Jones pleaded no contest to one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct in the Albuquerque Court. The altercation happened at the Albuquerque strip club TD’s Eubank Showclub.

When the initial story surfaced, Jones and his brother were drinking at the club on April 19. Jones then asked a cocktail waitress for a table dance. When the waitress denied she says Jones picked her up in a chokehold-like movement. The accuser then told investigators Jones had assaulted her. Jones adamantly denied any wrongdoing throughout the proceedings.

Ultimately several witnesses pertaining to the allegation couldn’t confirm the accuser’s story. At one point the accuser stopped working with the prosecutors all together.

“It was determined there was not enough evidence to proceed with the petty misdemeanor charge of battery under New Mexico state law,” Michael Patrick, a spokesman for the district attorney, said in a statement to the Albuquerque Journal.

The no contest will not be any admission of guilt, and can be completely dismissed. Jones, agreeing to a no contest, must remain out of legal troubles for 90 days for the case to be dismissed.  He also agreed to avoid the establishment in the future.