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

arrested him.

Jones denied the allegations in an interview with WCPO-TV after

leaving jail.

”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.