Bengals CB Pacman Jones arrested in Cincinnati
Bengals cornerback Adam ”Pacman” Jones was arrested Sunday in
Cincinnati on misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct while
intoxicated and resisting arrest, adding to the list of
off-the-field troubles that have marred his career.
The 27-year-old Jones was jailed around 3 a.m. and released
later in the morning. Cincinnati media outlets reported documents
filed in court accuse Jones of being disorderly and shouting
profanities in a downtown bar and trying to pull away as officers
Jones denied the allegations in an interview with WCPO-TV after
”I just had surgery, so why would I be resisting arrest?” said
Jones, who was wearing a neck brace. He’s been recovering from a
neck injury last fall that required surgery, but he was expecting
to play this year.
He said he hadn’t been drinking and was out with his wife to
celebrate her birthday.
”It’s ridiculous, man,” he told the TV station. ”I keep on
going through the same thing, and it don’t make no sense.” He also
apologized to his fans and said he loves Cincinnati.
”Only thing I can do is be me and do what I’m supposed to do,
but I was not yelling at the police. I did not yell profanity at
the police. And at the end of the day … I’m the bad guy,” he
Jones, who was Tennessee’s first-round pick in 2005, has
repeatedly had troubles away from football, including at least six
other arrests and a dozen instances that involved police
He was suspended for the 2007 season with the Titans, then
signed by Dallas, where he was suspended for six games the
following year for an alcohol-related scuffle. He sat out for a
year before signing a two-year deal with Cincinnati in May 2010.
Police there questioned him last fall after he drove his vehicle
over a downtown curb to avoid an obstacle and then apologized to
him, saying it was a mistake and he’d done nothing wrong.
A Bengals spokesman said the team had no comment on the most
recent arrest. The team is prohibited from having contact with
Jones because of the NFL lockout.