A Nevada jury has found Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones responsible for the injuries suffered by two strip club security guards in a Las Vegas shooting in 2007 and ordered Jones to pay $11.65 million to them and to one of their wives.
Thomas Urbanski, who has been paralyzed from the waist down since he was shot, was awarded $9.6 million, according to TMZ. Urbanski’s wife was awarded $750,000 for loss of marital relations. The other security guard, Aaron Cudworth, was awarded $1.3 million.
Jones was not the shooter, but he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct in the incident, which started when he “made it rain” with dollar bills inside the Minxx strip club. Jones reportedly became angry when strippers started taking the dollar bills and started a melee that spilled out into the parking lot immediately before the shooting. Jones got a year of probation and 200 hours of community service. He was also suspended for the entire 2007 NFL season.
It seems highly unlikely that Jones has anything close to $11.65 million, so how much money the victims will actually receive remains in question.
Jones is slated to speak at the NFL rookie symposium, where he’s expected to tell young players to conduct themselves like professionals off the field.