Jon Jones says he was a drug addict
Jon Jones opened up in a recent interview in which he admitted he was a “drug addict” and said he has overcome his addiction.
Jones spoke with USA Today last month for an interview that was released in full on Tuesday. In the interview, Jones said he was having a “come to Jesus moment” about his drugs admission. The talented MMA fighter said that he has had a marijuana addiction that really began during his senior year in high school and gradually got worse over time.
“I consider that I was a drug addict at one point,” Jones said.
Jones also stressed that he was addicted to marijuana, and that despite contrary belief, marijuana users can be considered addicts if they’re doing it as frequently as he was. He also disputed the notion that he has a cocaine problem, which many thought was the case after he tested positive for coke in Dec. 2014. Jones says the positive cocaine test was more of a timing thing because he just happened to do it that one time.
“I totally was an addict, and not anymore,” says Jones.
The main takeaway here is that at least Jones isn’t living in denial anymore and trying to put forth a clean public image that everyone knows is not representative of reality. The sad part is it’s hard to know whether we can believe him given how frequently he continues to have legal problems and lapses.