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Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones was sentenced to one year of probation Thursday for his role in a 2007 altercation outside a strip club that ended with three people being shot, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

The incident at Minxx in Las Vegas occurred during NBA All-Star Weekend, where numerous athletes usually gather. Jones, 27, had entered the club with his entourage and threw hundreds of $1 bills in the air.

The confrontation reportedly occurred when some of the strippers started picking up the money, and Jones objected. He was kicked out of the club, and the shootings occurred a short time later.

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A bouncer, Tommy Urbanski, was among the wounded and ended up paralyzed from the waist down. The club's owner claimed at the time that Jones knew the alleged shooter, Arvin Edwards, but Jones said he did not.

Jones pleaded no contest in December 2007 to conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, after agreeing to testify against Edwards.

The former West Virginia Mountaineer will also have to perform 200 hours of community service, take an anger-management class and submit to random drug tests.

Edwards is set to be sentenced May 31 after submitting an Alford plea to one count of attempted murder with a deadly weapon. An Alford plea means a defendant does not admit guilt, but concedes that prosecutors have enough evidence to convict.

According to reports, Edwards tried to extort money from Jones after the shooting, but the one-time Pro Bowl cornerback denies ever paying him.

Jones has had a troubled NFL career, marked by at least five arrests, since the Titans selected him sixth overall in the 2005 NFL Draft. A few months after the shootings, the NFL suspended Jones for the entire 2007 season.

In 2008, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Jones, who was then playing for the Cowboys, for six more games after Jones was involved in a fight with his bodyguard at a Dallas hotel. The incident did not result in Jones' arrest.

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