Albuquerque PD seeking Jon Jones, but can’t find him
Published on Sunday, 4/26/15, at 8:21 p.m. Eastern.
Updated on Sunday, 4/26/15, at 9:17 p.m. Eastern.
UPDATE: A spokesman for the Albuquerque Police Department has told Marc Raimondi of MMAFighting.com:”At this time Jon Jones is wanted for questioning in a hit-and-run where an older woman was transported to the hospital for injuries.”
Raimondi reports that the APD is trying to figure out where Jones is, but “can’t find him.” The APD told Raimondi that cocaine was not found at the scene.
Here’s my initial story below…
Nothing has been confirmed. Dana White’s twitter account has been silent.
But there have been rumors all day. Wild rumors.
According to twitter activity from Front Row Brian of the FRB Show, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones is out of his UFC 187 showdown vs. Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson. MMA Weekly has confirmed this news, but that might not be the story here.
Is Front Row Brian a credible reporter? He doesn’t claim to be in a tweet in the last hour. Instead, he tweeted that he’s “here to entertain.”
Front Row Brian has suggested via twitter that Jones was involved in a hit-and-run accident (while driving). The word ‘cocaine’ has also popped up.
Whatever did or didn’t happen early this morning is unknown at this point, but something might have happened because the Albuquerque Police Department has issued a statement (seen below).
We CANNOT confirm that Jon Jones was involved in a H&R traffic accident from this morning. The investigation is ongoing.
— Albuquerque Police (@ABQPOLICE) April 26, 2015