Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones was arrested in October.
Jones was stopped for speeding and admitted to the officer that he was driving under the influence of marijuana. On Tuesday he gave a statement about the incident before taking only football questions from the media.
“I owe an apology to my family, teammates, coaches, the fans and the Packers organization. I made a mistake, and I take full responsibility for it. And it won’t happen again,” Jones said, via ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. “I can’t speak on it because it’s an ongoing legal matter.”
Jones is being charged with driving under the influence of marijuana and two other traffic violations, per Demovsky.
The Packers selected Jones in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, and he has started in four games. He is averaging more than 5 yards-per-carry and has scored 3 touchdowns.
However, Jones did not play in the Packers’ Week 11 23-0 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He will reportedly have to miss a month of action with a sprained MCL.
If he ends up facing discipline from the NFL for his arrest, it could be next season before Jones takes the field again for the Packers.