For Jon Jones’ critics, the recent DWI arrest caught on video only solidified the fighter’s reputation as a delinquent who can’t seem to get his act together. But for Chael Sonnen, the police officers at the scene may have crossed the line a bit.
“I don’t want to get into the legal stuff on this, but they kind of embarrassed him a little bit,” Sonnen told TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter. “There might be reasons why you have to do that, I’m not weighing in too much. But they asked him straight up, ‘Have you been drinking?’ And he responded, ‘Yes.’
“It seemed like the next 13 minutes was kind of humiliating the guy who already copped to it. I realize that that’s not wonderful, this is a bad thing that he’s going through. But my sense of it was Jon told the truth three seconds in. What are we doing here?
“In Jon’s defense - no matter how limited - they asked Jon a question, and Jon told the truth,” he continued. “Take that however you will, but that’s how it happened.”
Sonnen also expects some repercussions for Jones, but not without some form of due process.
“I can only tell you history. Just using history as the greatest trajectory for the future,” he said. “Dana White will always let those things play out. If there’s some kind of authority over you, in this case law enforcement, that plays out in the decision comes in.
“So yeah, I think there’s gonna be a little fallout there. But, I think that due process will play out first.”
According to an official statement, the UFC is already in the process of gathering additional information.