Vegas DA: Pacman won’t face jail time

NFL football player Adam ”Pacman” Jones won’t face jail time
in Nevada based on his conduct in a Cincinnati bar scuffle last
summer, the district attorney in Las Vegas said Tuesday.

Instead, the 28-year-old Cincinnati Bengals cornerback will be
expected to perform 75 more hours of community service on top of
the 200 hours he was ordered to perform following his no contest
plea in a 2007 Las Vegas strip club melee that left three people
wounded, Clark County District Attorney David Roger said.

Roger said he conferred with prosecutors in Cincinnati and
reviewed allegations that Jones tried to pull away from police
after he was accused of shouting profanities in a Cincinnati bar in
July.

Jones was already under a judge’s order to stay out of trouble
as part of his February sentencing in Las Vegas.

He now faces trial in Ohio on misdemeanor disorderly conduct and
resisting arrest charges.

”Even if there were a conviction in that case, I don’t think we
could convince a judge here to revoke probation,” Roger said
Tuesday.

Defense attorney Robert Langford said Jones completed his
initial 200 hours of community service working with Special
Olympics of Northern Kentucky near Cincinnati. His probation is due
to end Feb. 23.

The agreement was first reported by the Las Vegas
Review-Journal.

The Las Vegas case stems from a shooting during a strip club
brawl on NBA All-Star weekend in February 2007 that left a club
employee paralyzed and two other people wounded.

Police alleged Jones incited the melee by throwing wads of
dollar bills from a large plastic bag toward a stage, then becoming
angry when the dancers picked up the money.

Jones and his entourage were ejected from the club, and police
say Jones met briefly with the accused shooter, Arvin Kenti
Edwards, before Edwards opened fire with a handgun outside the
club.

Jones denied having a role in the shooting. He pleaded an
equivalent of no contest to misdemeanor conspiracy to commit
disorderly conduct. Two felony coercion charges were dropped.

Edwards, 33, is serving four to 10 years in prison for his
so-called Alford plea to attempted murder with use of a deadly
weapon. The plea avoided trial and spared Edwards an admission of
guilt but acknowledged that prosecutors could prove the case
against him.