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


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


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


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


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.