Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones jailed for assault, gets felony for spitting on jail nurse

Hamilton County Jail

NFL player Adam “Pacman” Jones is in trouble with the law again. The Cincinnati Bengals player was arrested on assault on Jan. 3.

According to WCPO, Jones got into an argument with a security guard near the Millennium Hotel shortly after midnight. At some point, Jones allegedly pushed and poked the security guard in the eye. When police arrived, Jones reportedly continued to be belligerent. Police said he kicked and head-butted the officer while he was being arrested.

Jones was initially charged with misdemeanor assault, but the charges were upgraded once he was taken to jail. While in jail, Jones allegedly spit on a nurse. He was charged with a felony for harassment with a bodily substance.

Jones has had a long list of criminal charges since being drafted by the NFL in 2006. He spat in a woman’s face while at a club in Tennessee in 2006; he was forced to pay $11 million for a shooting in a Las Vegas club that left a man paralyzed; and he was arrested three more times following his suspension from the NFL. Jones has found ways to stay out of trouble with the law recently, but he has had issues on the field.

In 2016, he was fined $29,000 after getting into a physical altercation with Pittsburgh Steelers assistants coach Joey Porter. His fine was later reduced to $12,500.

While growing up in Atlanta, Jones endured a turbulent childhood and found himself in trouble with the law at an early age. But after graduating from high school, he became a star at West Virginia University and was drafted by the Tennessee Titans.

Jones’ attorney claims that he is innocent in the most recent incident and that several witnesses will back up his story.

Jones’ bail has been set at $37,000.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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