At this point, Adam “Pacman” Jones is better known for his off-the-field controversies then for his football success. Sure, the cornerback — who has played with the Cincinnati Bengals since 2010 — earned himself a Pro Bowl nod last season, but his ongoing legal troubles have been brought to the forefront once again.
Jones was arrested early this morning after he allegedly pushed a hotel security guard, and that’s just the beginning; the 33-year-old West Virginia product also allegedly head-butted a police officer while he was being arrested and spit on a nurse.
He was arrested in downtown Cincinnati on misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct, obstructing official business, and assault. He also resisted arrest according to court documents, “kicking and head-butting an officer as he was being cuffed,” according to the New York Post.
Jones’ bond is set at $37,500 by a judge; Jones “vehemently denies” the accusations according to his lawyer. Prosecutors allege that Jones was at the Millennium Hotel “beating on different hotel room doors.” That’s when hotel security came to investigate, and Jones allegedly pushed and poked one of the security guards in the eye.
After resisting arrest (which included the head butt in question), Jones then — prosecutors say — spit on a jail nurse at the Hamilton Country Jail.
The Cincinnati Bengals finished their season on Sunday after finishing a disappointing 6-9-1, missing the AFC Playoffs and finishing third in their division.
According to the USA Today’s player arrest database for the National Football League (yes, such information exists), here is a look at Pacman Jones’s previous brushes with the law, many of which date back to his time with the Tennessee Titans:
2013-09-23 CIN Adam Jones CB Arrested (Disorderly conduct) He was the passenger in a car pulled over for speeding and was