Bengals CB Adam Jones Arrested, Facing Felony Charge

By Staff  |  01/03/2017

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Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones faces several charges, after being arrested early Tuesday morning (Jan. 3) for an altercation with a security guard.

Police said the 33-year-old was arrested at a hotel near the Bengals' stadium in downtown Cincinnati and booked in the jail at around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.

While details are sketchy, Jones reportedly refused to enter the police car when arrested and allegedly pulled away before kicking and head-butting an officer, said arrest records. He also spit on the hand of a nurse while he was being booked into the Hamilton County Justice Center.

He's facing misdemeanor charges of assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing official business, and a felony count of harassment with a bodily substance.

Jones' bond was set at $37,500. His public defender, Lauren Staley, said the NFL player "vehemently" denies all charges, while adding that he has witnesses to counter the allegations. Furthermore, Staley said Jones will hire an attorney.

The NFL says they are currently reviewing the arrest under the league's personal conduct policy, while the Bengals said Tuesday said they're aware of the situation and are working to gather information.

The incident is the latest in a string of off-field incident involving Jones. He was acquitted of an assault charge in Hamilton County in 2013, after a woman accused him of punching her in a nightclub. And, earlier that year, he paid a fine for disorderly conduct after police accused him of making offensive comments at a traffic stop.

In 2012, Jones was ordered to pay $11 million to two Las Vegas strip club employees injured in his infamous 2007 incident, when a gunman claiming he was acting on behalf of Jones, opened fire outside the club after Jones and his entourage were kicked out.