'Pacman' Jones arrested

Adam Jones of the Cincinnati Bengals carries the ball, September 19, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio....

Adam Jones of the Cincinnati Bengals carries the ball, September 19, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP, file

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Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with two misdemeanors after an incident at a downtown bar.

Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam ”Pacman” Jones was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with two misdemeanors after an incident at a downtown bar.

The embattled NFL player spoke with news media after he was released from jail Sunday and said he hadn’t been drinking before police arrested him and charged him with disorderly conduct while intoxicated and resisting arrest.

WCPO in Cincinnati reported, according to court records, that Jones was escorted out of the bar after refusing to calm down and resisted arrest outside by pulling away as officers tried to place him in handcuffs.

“I was with my wife. It was her birthday. It don’t make sense,” Jones said in video posted on WCPO’s website. “There is no reason why I should have got locked up.”

Jones said he wasn’t yelling profanities inside the bar, as court documents claim, and that he didn’t resist arrest either.

“I’m in a neck brace. How am I resisting arrest?” Jones said. “I just had surgery.”

“I wasn’t yelling at police,” he said. “And at the end of the day, I’m the bad guy.”

Jones, 27, played just five games for the Bengals last season after they signed him to an undisclosed contract. He was placed on injured reserve with a herniated disc in his neck, an injury he suffered October 24 during a game in Atlanta.

Of course, Jones is best-known for his off-the-field legal troubles, including his involvement in a Las Vegas strip club shooting in 2007, and his multiple league suspensions.

He hasn’t played more than nine games since the 2006 season.


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