While he hasn’t publicly commented on his weekend DUI, Jon Jones updated his private Facebook page with a letter to his family and friends. But since this is the internet, the update quickly made it out into the wild:
“Man I haven’t added anyone new to my Facebook page in like three years and right now I’m so glad that I haven’t. It has literally been sickening to have so many people try to kick me while I’m down. At the same time, I totally understand, I gave them the leeway to. I screwed up, big time. Just needed to say thank you to all you guys for being amazing friends/supporters.
Always having to deal with so many critics, haters and fickle mma fans, I almost forgot how strong of a home base I had (607 and people that knew me before I was a champion fighter). Although the hell that will come with this hasn’t even started yet, I want you guys to know how much better you’ve all made me feel, not only about this situation but about life, everything. It’s good to feel that people are there and care. With that being said, I felt I should apologize to you first.
I’m truly sorry to those of you that I may have embarrassed in any way, to those of you with kids that I may have let down. I will prove to them as well as to myself, that no matter what is happening in life, we can always work our way back and make things even better than before. Reading you guys uplifting comments was a great reminder for me to not give up on who I am or all the hateful people. I’m not gonna allow this situation to outweigh the positive. I love you guys right back and I promise to make things right. PS sorry about the terrible grammar :)”
10% apology, 90% ‘fans are such meanies!’ Considering he could have killed himself or some poor early bird out for a walk, I think a little hate from fickle fans is appropriate. The only victim here ended up being a pole, so I’m not gonna hold onto it past another week of mockery. But as Dana White said last week when Ross Pearson was nailed for DUI and no one cared:
“We’re all gonna make mistakes, and it’s how you handle it – how you handle yourself after you make that mistake – that shows who you really are.”