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UTEP Football: Aaron Jones enters pre-trial diversion program in DWI case

Jones cleared a legal hurdle in his DWI case, and will not face suspension.

Tom Gonzales

UTEP running back Aaron Jones was due back in court on Wednesday morning, but instead on Tuesday accepted a pre-trial diversion program according to court documents obtained by KTSM TV.

A pre-trial hearing was scheduled for Wednesday morning according to El Paso County Court online records but the matter was resolved Tuesday after his February 10th DWI arrest by El Paso County Sheriff Deputies which occurred close to the UTEP campus according to court documents.

The diversion program is a similar form of probation, and Jones will have the case dismissed once he successfully completes the program which includes rehab, community service, and reporting to a probation office for urine and breath analysis.

Sean Kugler had this to say in a released statement, stating Jones will not be further suspended.

"Aaron's situation was handled internally as is the case with every player," head coach Sean Kugler said. "He has been punished harshly and I consider this matter to be put behind him, he will not be suspended further."

UTEP opens fall football camp on August 3rd in Ruidoso, New Mexico.