Pacman Jones Arrested
July 11, 2011 by staff
Pacman Jones Arrested, For the second time since signing with the Bengals, Adam “Pacman” Jones has been involved in an incident with police in Cincinnati. The Bengals cornerback was arrested outside the bar Scene Ultra Lounge at 2:35 am Sunday in the 600 block of Walnut Street to one count each of disorderly conduct (drunk) and resist arrest.
Peter Schaffer, Agent Jones, said Jones was celebrating the birthday of his wife with the neighbors, when another woman threw a punch at Jones’ wife.
Schaffer said that Jones came to the police and said he wanted to press charges.
According to accounts of other witnesses, Schaffer said Jones was upset when the woman away and the police became more concerned for him.
After Jones threw a few insults at the officers, police arrested Jones.
The public intoxication charge, Schaffer said that Jones offered to take a Breathalyzer and was not given.
“I did nothing wrong. For him to go through this is a shame. He is doing the right thing by not taking the law into their own hands,” said Schaffer. “Adam has done a great job of changing their image and turn your whole life around. We will explore all possible legal avenues to ensure that there is the right thing.”
Schaffer did not rule out legal action against search the police.
Bengals public relations director Jack Brennan said the team had no comment on the incident and that they would let the judicial process play out.
Because of the blockade, the Bengals cannot have any contact with Jones about the incident. Even with a lock in place, commissioner Roger Goodell told the NFL that the personal conduct policy still applies, which means that on the basis of the story before Jones could face a suspension once the blockade is lifted if convicted.
Jones, 27, of Atlanta also denied the allegations. He told WCPO-TV outside the Hamilton County Justice Center, there was no reason why he was locked up.
“It’s ridiculous. … It makes no sense,” he said.
Jones said that freedom of speech and can say what you mean. He denied shouting obscenities. He referred to his support for the neck (of a football injury) and said that due to surgery does not make sense for him to resist arrest. He is wearing a brace on his jail mug shot.
“(The) only thing I can do is be me and do what I have to do. But I was not yelling at the police. I do not cry (ing) blasphemy against the police. And at the end of the day … I am bad, “he said.
Jones said via Twitter that he was not drunk.
“I have a right to my opinion and how bad they do not (drink),” he wrote.
Jones also tweeted that “can not even take my girl for her birthday.”
Cincinnati police were working on a detailed 639 Walnut St. when he responded within a report of a fight.
Police said Jones was disorderly and shouting profanities. He was escorted out and asked to calm down, but continued to be harmful. , Shouted obscenities and other alarm, police said. Police said Jones was arrested but refused, squeezing his arms and pull away.
Jones signed a two-year contract with the Bengals on May 10, 2010. Previously, he was suspended several times by Goodell for violating the league policy, personal behavior, including the entire 2007 season.
Since entering the league as a first-round pick to the Tennessee Titans in 2005, Jones has been questioned, named or arrested in connection with at least 14 incidents off the field. The charges were assault, vandalism, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.
After a Bengals loss against Tampa Bay Oct. 10, Jones was handcuffed and arrested near Great American Ball Park baseball stadium after a traffic incident and a case of mistaken identity.
A day later, then-Cincinnati police chief Tom Streicher apologized to Jones after an interruption of communication between those involved.
Last season, Jones appeared in five games before suffering a herniated disc during the fourth quarter of an Oct. 24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. He had 13 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries, including one that was returned for a touchdown.
Due to the injury, Jones had neck surgery and was in a neck support with force until the end of April, when it became a soft. Jones wears a neck brace for football injury in his jail mug shot.
Jones was acquitted in late April to continue working and the player participated in organized team training last month in Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati. Jones was released on Sunday of the Hamilton County Justice Center. It will be arraigned Monday in Hamilton County Municipal Court.
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