UFCs Jon Jones pleads guilty to DWI, sentencing set for June 19 in Binghamton

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 30: Mixed martial artist Jon Jones arrives at the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2011 at the Palms Casino Resort November 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

"No comment."

That's all media outlets got from Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones as he exited New York's Binghamton City Court today (May 29, 2012) after entering a guilty plea to Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).

"Bones" was arrested in the wee hours of May 26 after crashing his Bentley into a utility pole.

In addition to DWI, he was also slapped with a pair of moving violations including "improper turn" and "deviating from a direct course." Under the terms of his deal both charges have been dismissed; however, Jones also received a temporary suspension of his driver's license.

12 Action News has the details:

Jones entered into a plea deal with the District Attorney's office Tuesday in Binghamton City Court. Under the terms of the deal he pled guilty to Driving While Intoxicated.

Two traffic violations, one for an improper turn and another for deviating from a direct course were dismissed. Jones' Attorney told the judge the agreement for punishment is a fine and a conditional discharge.

He'll be back in Binghamton on June 19 for sentencing.

Jones, who must complete an alcohol abuse and dependency assessment before sentencing, will still defend his 205-pound strap against Dan Henderson at the UFC 151 pay-per-view (PPV) event from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sept. 1.

The 24-year-old fight phenom, who garnered the promotion's first-ever UFC sponsorship, posted a brief apology through his official Facebook account before quickly yanking it a short time later, probably based on the recommendation of his "legal advisers."

Either way, UFC President Dana White was "disappointed."

Still, Jones has a chance to show what he's really made of following this messy public relations incident, one that embattled boxing legend Mike Tyson thinks, based on "Bones" support system, will dictate the remainder of his career.

How will Jones respond at UFC 151?

Time will tell.

To get all the details and background on Jones' DWI arrest click here.

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