His grandmother nicknamed him Pacman, while his real middle name is Bernard.
Many people simply see him as Trouble.
Adam Jones, called pro football's "most notorious" player by the New York Times, led the NFL in one statistical category during his brief, three-year tenure: most appearances on the police blotter.
While he's never served jail time, Jones, a 25-year-old from Atlanta, is probably one more incident away from doing just that.
His rap sheet since joining the NFL reportedly includes six arrests and 13 incidents involving the police.
Here are the career "stats" we found on various internet sites:
- October/03: sentenced to one year in prison for a bar fight while at West Virginia University (sentence was suspended in exchange for two years probation).
- July 13/05: charged with assault and felony vandalism after a nightclub altercation.
- October/05: probation extended for 90 days for not contacting probation officer and reporting his July arrest.
- February/06: accused of felony and misdemeanor obstruction of justice after police say he took a swing at and bit an officer outside a home in Fayetteville, GA.
- March 23/06: charged with marijuana possession.
- April 18/06: was part of a group at a Nashville gas station when a fight broke out and gunshots were fired. A surveillance camera identified Jones, and he admitted to police he was there.
- Aug. 25/06: charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication at a Tennessee nightclub. A woman claimed Jones spat on her. Jones claimed she stole his wallet. Given six months probation.
- Oct. 26/06: issued a citation for misdemeanor assault after a female university student claimed he spit in her face at a Nashville night club.
- Feb. 19/07: Involved in a fight and shooting at a Las Vegas strip club that left one man paralyzed from the waist down, and two more wounded. The fight broke out after Jones showered strippers with $81,000. The club owner claimed Jones beat a stripper's head against the bar and threatened to kill an employee. Pled guilty to misdemeanor charges in exchange for testimony about the shooting.
- April 10/07: suspended for one year by the NFL.
- Jan. 3/08: accused of punching a woman in the face at a club in Atlanta.
- Feb. 14/08: entered the equivalent of a no-contest plea for the Feb./06 incident, making him a convicted felon. Sentenced to three years probation.
- Oct. 8/08: involved in an altercation with his Dallas Cowboys bodyguard at a hotel in Dallas. Led to another four-game suspension from the NFL.
- Jan. 7/09: released by the Dallas Cowboys after team learned he was a suspect in a June 2007 shooting outside a strip club in Atlanta.