Packers RB Aaron Jones fined $10,527

Mike Clemens
October 11, 2019 - 11:06 pm

Green Bay, WI - Packers running back Aaron Jones was having such a great week. 

With over 30 family members and friends in the stands at AT&T Stadium, the 24-year-old Jones had a career day in his home state against the Dallas Cowboys. 

The El Paso, Texas native had over 25 "touches" with the football in the game. 

19 carries for 107 yards on the ground. 

7 receptions for another 75 yards in the air. 

Jones scored four touchdowns in a single game in the Packers 34 - 24 victory against Dallas, tieing a franchise record held by the 1960's fullback Jim Taylor, the 70's Terdell Middleton, and the 90's Dorsey Levens. 

He was named the NFC's offensive player of the week for the first time in his career. 

We discussed with Jones the concerns of some observers that Packers head coach Matt LaFluer needs to be careful of how many snaps he uses the running back in games this early in the season, considering his history of injuries, including knee strains (MCL's), and most recently a sore hamstring during training camp. Jones discussed that issue in the video posted here. 

Then came a Fed Ex letter from the league office. 

Jones told us he'd learned he was being fined $10, 527 for "unsportsman like conduct" during the Cowboys game last week. 

On one of his touchdown runs, Jones briefly wavied "bye-bye" in the face of Cowboys cornerback Byron Jones. 

The act was caught on camera. 

Jones wasn't happy. "It's $10,000 dollars. It's a lot of money. Well, at least I got a sweet photo out of it." 

Jones said he was not fined for tossing the football into the stands to his twin brother, Alvin, after scoring the touchdown. 

He'll have some more help Monday night when the Packers (4-1) host the Detroit Lions (2-1-1) at Lambeau Field. 

Fellow running back Jamaal Williams, who suffered a helmet shot two weeks ago against the Philadelphia Eagles that sent him to the hospital for observation that night, returned to practice after clearing the NFL's concussion protocal.  Williams, a power style halfback, along with fullback Danny Vitale leading the way with blocks should help in Jones rushing attempts without taking shots from awaiting Lions linebackers. 

Mike Clemens @MikeClemensNFL covers the Packers & NFL for The Bill Michaels Show statewide and on AM1250/105.7 FM The FAN in Milwaukee.