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Jones to have cocaine charge heard in drug court

Updated: October 8, 2008, 5:40 PM ET
ESPN.com wire services

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Matt Jones' cocaine charge will be heard in drug court rather than in the regular criminal system, allowing him to keep any conviction off his record.

Jones was to have gone on trial Friday for his July 10 arrest when a Fayetteville police officer saw him inside a car allegedly cutting up cocaine with a credit card.

Prosecutor John Threet said his office reached an agreement with Jones on Tuesday to send the case to drug court. ...

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