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Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones has spent the past two offseasons advising rookies how to avoid getting into trouble as an NFL player. Jones may want to follow his own advice one day.
According to WCPO in Cincinnati, Jones was arrested around 2:30 p.m. on Monday and charged with disorderly conduct. Jones was released on his own recognizance and is slated to appear in court on September 27.
Here is WCPO’s account of Jones’ latest legal infraction:
“Jones was cited for disorderly conduct after a 2013 Dodge Durango he was traveling in was pulled over on State Route 125 near mile marker 1 in Cincinnati at about 2:30 a.m., authorities said.
“The driver of that vehicle, Tishana Holmes, was stopped for driving 60 mph in a 45 mph speed zone. Holmes, who had an Atlanta driver's license, was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence.
“During the stop, Jones was then arrested for the disorderly charge. Both the OVI and disorderly conduct are misdemeanor charges.”
It is not Jones’ most egregious legal issue, but trouble seemingly follows him.
Jones is accused of allegedly slapping a woman in a bar this offseason. He recently plead not guilty to that charge. Monday's incident is at least the eighth time Jones has been arrested since he was drafted in 2005, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
However, Jones is remembered for inciting a shooting outside a Las Vegas strip club after deciding to “make it rain” in 2007. Two men were eventually shot. Jones plead no contest to misdemeanor conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct and was given a year of probation and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service. A judge later ordered Jones to play $11.6 million to the victims as a result of his actions.
In addition, Jones, a first-round pick by the Tennessee Titans in 2005, was suspended for the entire 2007 season. He could face another league suspension for legal issues this offseason.
Jones started in Cincinnati’s 34-30 victory against the Green Bay Packers this past Sunday. He recorded four tackles in the Bengals’ victory. The cornerback had many reasons to celebrate after the game.
Instead, Jones’ festivities ended in handcuffs again.
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