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Agent: Jones fined for violating program

Updated: May 26, 2009, 3:38 PM ET
By Chris Mortensen | ESPN.com

Former first-round pick Matt Jones, a free agent receiver who was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars in March, has been notified he will not be suspended as the result of his violation of a court-mandated drug program, his agent said.

Jones was informed by the NFL last week that he will be fined $50,000 but not suspended. Even then, the NFL Players Association has convinced Jones to appeal the fine, according to Dave Butz, his agent.

Jones was suspended for the final three ...

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