The NFL announced Tuesday that Jones had been suspended for the first two games of the year for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.
The suspension, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, is related to Jones’ arrest last fall on a marijuana charge. He was eventually found guilty of operating with a restricted controlled substance and was ordered to pay $1,047.00 in court costs. He had two other traffic charges dismissed.
Jones rushed for 448 yards and five touchdowns last season as a rookie, and many believed he could be Green Bay’s featured back this season. While that could still happen, it’ll have to wait. He’ll miss two key games — Chicago and Minnesota — to open the year and then be eligible to return to action when the Packers travel to Washington on Sept. 23.