Cincinnatti, OH - Veteran NFL Defensive Back Adam "Pacman" Jones is no stranger to trouble. And he's found it again. The football star was arrested in downtown Cincinnati on Tuesday at about 12:15 AM after an incident at a motel.
Adam Jones, age 33, yelled, cursed, and beat on a glass door at the motel. He assaulted a security guard by pushing and poking him in the eye. Police sources also said that while being taken into custody, Jones refused to get into a police car and assaulted an Officer by kicking and head-butting him. Later at the jail, he spit in the face of a jail nurse while he was being processed. Neither the security officer, the Officer, or the jail nurse were seriously injured.
Jones was initially charged with one count each of Assault, Disorderly Conduct, and Obstructing Official Business, all misdemeanors. However, he has since been charged with one count of Felony Harassment With a Bodily Substance. After being arrested, he was placed in the Hamilton County Jail.
The Cincinnati Bengals player was taken into custody at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on W. Fifth St. and was arraigned at 9:00 AM today. His bond was set at $37,500.
The star football player has a long history of involvement with law enforcement. From 2005 to 2007, Pacman was involved in multiple incidents, including one in 2006 where he spit in a woman's eye at a bar. Jones was suspended by the NFL for the entire 2007 season after multiple incidents involving law enforcement. In 2011, Jones was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest. He plead guilty to Disorderly Conduct after the Resisting Arrest charge was dismissed, and he was placed on probation.
He also has a previous charge of Assault from 2013, where he was found not guilty. In 2015, Jones was asked to leave a casino in Indiana and no charges were filed. In 2007, Jones started a fight at a Las Vegas strip club after he began throwing money at the dancers. Two people were shot during that fight, and Jones was sued. One of the victims who was shot remains paralyzed from the waist down. Although Jones was not the gunman, he ultimately settled the lawsuit and paid $12.5 million for his role in the fight.
Jones, who played college football for West Virginia, was drafted into the NFL in 2005 by the Tennessee Titans. He has been with the Bengals since 2010 and has one year left on his contract with an option for 2018. He started all 16 games with the Bengals this season. Many thought he had turned his life around. Apparently not, and we wonder if this will be the end of his NFL career.
Jones may be a good football player but he could land a starring role in 'Football Players Behaving Badly.' He does not represent in a good light either the NFL or his team. As role models, football players have a responsibility to make good choices and do the right thing. We realize that no one's perfect and everyone makes mistakes. However, this seems to be a 12-year ongoing mistake. How many chances does an average person get when given the same criminal history that Jones has?
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