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UFC Champion Jon Jones Arrested For DUI

UFC Champion Jon “Bones” Jones
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On Saturday morning at 5am EST Jon “Bones” Jones was arrested in Binghamton, New York and charged with Driving Under The Influence.  He reportedly crashed his Bentley into a pole and was arrested at the scene of the accident.  No other vehicles were involved in the accident.  Jones is from the nearby town of Ithica, New York.  Jones’ management has confirmed he was arrested for a DUI but have not confirmed the details.

Jones is currently the UFC’s Light heavy Weight Champion.  He last defended his title at last months UFC 145 in Atlanta.  He defeated challenger Rashad Evans at that event.

As of the moment Jones is slated to defend his title against former Pride and Strikeforce Champion Dan Henderson at UFC 151 in September.

There is no word yet from the UFC of what actions if any that the company will take.  This is not a good situation for the UFC from the get go.  The UFC will likely face pressure to take action.  That could mean a fine or even worse a suspension for Jones.  Jones is the one fighter who is very talented, very young and could carry the company through the decade if he can continue to stay healthy.  Although he is not very charismatic and has not proven to be a big draw on Pay Per View, he does have a lot of potential to sell them a lot of PPV buys in the Future.  The UFC’s primary source of revenue is on PPV.

The UFC has had nothing but problems when it comes to fighters who are booked on shows pulling out.  A lot events in the last year and a half have seen many fighters pull out due to injuries in training and in a few instances failed drug tests.  This may be one situation where a fighter has to be taken out do to bad decision making.

With the television ratings declining and their deal with FOX not looking so great, this is a terrible thing for the UFC to have to deal with.  The UFC President Dana White has never been one to shy away from talking about a situation.  I expect White to address this situation in the next week.

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More Allegations Against the Saints

More bad news about the Saints came out on Monday during ESPN’s “Outside The Lines”. The show reported that the Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis had his booth in the Super Dome wired. It was reported that during the years of 2002-2004 Loomis was able to hear the opposing teams transmissions. Supposedly the system was rendered inop in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina.

The Saints have claimed the allegations are false. It will be up to them to prove the media wrong.

This latest scandal involving the Saints is the worst thing that could happen to them right now. Even if these allegations are not true this is still a blow to the organization for the time being. Just a couple of months ago they were dealing with the “Bounty Gate” scandal.  The Saints are still dealing with the fallout from that scandal.  The Saints have

As you might remember the Patriots were involved in a scandal similar to this in 2008. It was reported the team had taping their opponents practicing for preparations against those teams. It was proven and was later forgotten. Now in 2012, many remember but no one really cares what the Patriots did back then.

I think this could blow over for the Saints. The question is, how will this story be followed up. depending on the coverage it gets and whether the allegations are true will determine how well this is remembered. I think when all is said and done we will look back and remember the “Bounty Gate” scandal and the fallout from it more than this situation.