Bengals cornerback Jones arrested on assault charge

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LOS ANGELES: Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was arrested Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) in Cincinnati after allegedly pushing a man and poking him in the eye and failing to comply with law enforcement officials.

The 33-year-old NFL player, who has had numerous run-ins with the law, was booked at the Hamilton County Jail shortly after midnight and charged with assault, disorderly conduct, obstructing official business and harassment with a bodily substance.

Once arrested, Jones allegedly refused to enter the police car, kicked and head-butted a police officer and spit on the hand of a nurse, court documents showed.

At an arraignment on Tuesday, Hamilton County Municipal Judge Richard Bernat ordered Jones to provide a blood sample to test for HIV, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases and officials said he would be jailed overnight so the sample could be drawn.


A lawyer for Jones told the judge that Jones “vehemently denies” the charges.

Jones’s arrest, which stemmed from an incident at a Cincinnati hotel, is just his latest brush with authority.

He was ordered to pay $11 million to two Las Vegas strip club employees in 2012 civil lawsuit for his role in injuries caused by a strip club shooting. Jones denied his role in the incident.

In 2011, he was accused of disorderly conduct and resisting officers during his arrest at a downtown Cincinnati bar. Jones pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct.

Jones was also cited for disorderly conduct and arrested on an assault charge in two separate incidents in 2013, but was found not guilty on the assault charge.

The former sixth-overall pick of the Tennessee Titans in the 2005 NFL Draft was suspended for the entire 2007 season and part of 2008 due to off-field conduct.

The just-completed regular season was his 10th in the NFL.

AFP

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