Felony charge against Bengals CB Adam Jones dropped

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A felony charge against Bengals CB Adam Jones was dropped. (AP)
A felony charge against Bengals CB Adam Jones was dropped. (AP)

The worst of the charges against Cincinnati Bengals cornerback AdamJones was dropped, according to a report.

Katherine Terrell of ESPN reported that Cincinnati prosecutor Joe Deters said a felony charge of harassment with a bodily substance was dropped. In January, Jones was arrested and accused of allegedly assaulting a man by pushing him and poking him in the eye, refusing to enter the police car and then he got the felony charge for allegedly spitting on a nurse at the jail, according to criminal complaints.

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Jones still has pending misdemeanor charges for assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing official business, Terrell reported, and he will plead not guilty.

Even though, legally speaking, the worst is behind Jones, the NFL will presumably still look into the incident especially given Jones’ off-field issues in the past. Although Jones claimed his innocence immediately, saying “none of this makes sense” about the arrest, he also was shown on a police cruiser video telling an officer “I hope you die tomorrow.” Jones’ lawyers said he was embarrassed and remorseful and was committed to counseling and anger management.

But for now, the strongest allegation against Jones has been dropped.

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