Adam Jones arrested on multiple charges

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The calendar says 2017, but Pacman Jones is apparently partying like it’s 2007.

Via Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the veteran Bengals cornerback has been arrested on multiple charges.

The initial counts were obstructing official business, disorderly conduct, and assault. All are misdemeanors. Per Dehner, Jones has since been charged with felony harassment with a bodily substance.

In 18 years of practicing law, I never came across a case of felony harassment with a bodily substance. My guess would be that Jones spit/spat/whatever on someone.

Suspended for the 2007 season after a rash of run-ins with the law, Jones had managed to stay out of trouble since 2013, and he had been properly praised for turning his life around. As he gets closer to the end of his football career, it’s hard not to wonder whether this latest off-field entanglement will cause the Bengals to move on from Jones.

121 responses to “Adam Jones arrested on multiple charges

  1. He’s an NFL player. They seldom get the justice they deserve from the court system.

    He also committed a boneheaded personal foul that helped them lose the playoff game to Pittsburgh. Only in Cincinnati would an idiot like that still have a job.

  2. Pac Man is like that hot girlfriend whose crap you put up with for awhile cause she’s hot, until the day you realize she isn’t really that hot anymore and definitely not worth the trouble.

  3. Another one of the guys that will end up in prison the rest of his life within a few years being out of the league. Its a shame, coaches are not parents, and this guy was never taught right from wrong, morals, or really anything else from his. Its too late to change the person he grew into.

  4. I think I speak for most of us on this site when I say I’m more than shocked that this well-known pillar of society could somehow have run afoul of the law.

  5. I am confident that he can turn his life around. Maybe volunteer at a local charitable organization to start.

  6. I do know this- his helmet-to-helmet hit on DeSean Jackson in London was absolutely criminal! (No flag, by the way)

  7. The bodily substance comes into play because one does not know what diseases, if any, the saliva contains. Anyway, Pacman is too old for this. Now he’ll be ‘too old’ for even the Bengals.

  8. There is no way Jones changed his spots. He just didn’t get caught. Any law enforcement official to include attorneys like Florio, all know it is very, very rare for an individual to”turn his life around.”. Im not saying it doesn’t happen….However, Jones’ behavior prior to this, and utter lack of real consequences for his actions, only emboldens people like him. Time to let him go Bengals. I give it 18 months before he’s prison bound.

  9. There’s a zero percent chance it stays as the felony. Will either get indicted as another Disorderly Conduct, or will be”ignored”. Ohio law doesn’t have a good charge for spitting on someone unless the spitter has a serious, communicable disease. Harassment with bodily substance normally involves urine or feces

  10. The bodily substance thing – he spat on a nurse in the jail (what a guy) – has become “an issue” (if you pardon the deliberate pun) in recent years because crims know cops fear HIV & hep etc and have to go get repeated tests if spat on, so it’s become a spiteful, pathetic little weapon. Btw, 33? – he looks closer to 53 in the mugshot in the newspaper.

  11. He got drunk, told off a cop and spit on him. Probably because the cop was being an officious twit.

  12. I am so surprised. Last thing I would’ve expected from him.

    Add me to the list of people he has disappointed

    Lol

  13. Release him now. As a Bengals fan, I know they won’t. They will let him stay and I guess it doesn’t matter anymore anyway. Marvin coming back for a 15th season is absurd and an absolute joke. I’m so tired of waiting on changes. Pacman is a bum and always will be.

  14. Maybe he had to take a drug test and threw the sample cup at the collector. Gross, sure, but nothing these guys do really surprises me anymore.

  15. It’s time for Pacman to go. Re-sign Kirkpatrick, expand the role of Dennard, let Jackson do his thing. Shaw in the nickel, draft a CB. Jones can’t continue to be on the Bengals.

  16. “My guess would be that Jones spit/spat/whatever on someone.” – Florio

    Considering it’s a felony, (i’m no law student/lawyer) i’m guessing the bodily fluid in question isn’t saliva.

  17. I guess he “made it rain” in a whole new way….”assault with a bodily substance”? What a moron! If this is indeed true, cut his a**. Let him join Greg Hardy, Ray Rice, Bruce Miller on the unemployment line.

    Although this happened during his personal time, he unfortunately represents the character risks Marvin Lewis/Bengals like to take on. I’m sure he will get a contract extension and team captain title based on this. SMH

  18. “My guess would be that Jones spit/spat/whatever on someone.”

    Yup, he spit on a nurse who was treating him. Probably would have beat her, had he been able. Must have had him handcuffed or restrained.

  19. The multiple charges seem to cover “being a rude, obnoxious pain-in-the-ass to a police officer” misdemeanors. You wouldn’t expect harassment to be a felony. He’s lucky he didn’t get shot.

  20. I think the correct term for felony harassment with a bodily substance is “getting in a p1ss1ng contest with a skunk”?

    Note: If the skunk has a badge you automatically LOSE.

  21. Move on?
    Jones should have never been allowed back in the league

    Remember Las Vegas / Make it Rain? A jury in Nevada ruled that Jones was responsible for the injuries suffered by two security guards at a Las Vegas strip club in 2007, and ordered him to pay $11.6 million. Thomas Urbanski was paralyzed from the waist down as a result of the shooting.

    Cut him, and don’t even give him a bus pass home.

    The NFL will be a better place without him.

    Like Chuck Noll said: “Pacman is the criminal element who should be kicked out of the league.”

  22. adam had a good run of keeping pacman underwraps…guess the new yr pacman made his mind up to return to the forefront of adams life

  23. I am utterly shocked. I believe I’ll blame the linebacker coach for that team that wears the black and gold.

  24. Bye, Adam. It’s been fun sticking up for you all these years, only to watch you continue to get into bar fights. Must be a load of fun. You’ll have plenty of time for it now.

  25. Time to reset the counter!

    With it now being the offseason for many teams, expect these types of headlines to become more and more common. Idle time is not so good for the criminals in the league.

  26. Bengals fan here: I had cutting this guy on my offseason wish list BEFORE this happened. He loses composure on the field too much and he is paid too much for what he, a 33 year old CB, is worth. Throw in this kind of behavior and there is absolutely no reason to keep him around.

  27. He must have been really polluted and thought the cops and nurse were Joey Porter and Terrelle Pryor.

  28. If 2 of these 3 are still with the Bengals in 2017, my season tickets will not be renewed:
    Pacman Jones
    Vontaze Burfict
    Marvin Lewis

    2 of the 3 have got to go ….

  29. Nice to see that the NFL’s tougher policies against abusing females is having a positive effect.
    Instead of beating them to a pulp, they’re now just spitting on them.
    Now that’s progress.

  30. Mike Brown obviously isn’t bothered by this kind of thing. He’s the guy in charge and he’s been allowing this stuff to happen in Cincinnati for a long time. When other teams get rid of guys like this, Mike Brown has a home for them. And it’s not because Mike Brown is willing to do whatever it takes to win, because the Bengals haven’t won, and they won’t win with guys like this. I wonder what draws Mike Brown to guys like this.

  31. I bet this is the year he thought they would get over the hump. Instead they were swept by the Steelers again. I’m Glad this troublemaker isn’t on the team I root for.

  32. what a disgusting bum

    the bengals are a disgrace, as is goodell

    goodell will do nothing since they are in the afc and
    have good teams in recent years to challenge the pats

  33. And yet he was a captain on the Bengals.

    Have to say the last eighteen months have actually been pretty good. Four consecutive wins against the Bengals. One was key to winning the division last year. Then the meltdown playoff game. Watching Pacman and Burfict implode. Then the two hard fought victories this year. And now this. Awesome. Just awesome.

  34. Hey Cincyfredo,
    I completely understand where you are coming from but I have bad news, 2 of the 3 will be here.

    Burfict and Lewis are staying in Cincy.

    I believe Pacman will be gone before the draft, if not before the end of this week.

    So, that being said, where are your seats. I might be interested!

    I have simply resigned myself to the fact that the Bengals will be slightly above average until there is a change at the top.

  35. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving fellow. Lowlife piece of human waste. Should be kicked out of the league, along with Burfict and Suh….

  36. Also interesting that even the Cultural Apology League, and you know who you are, has gone silent regarding Adam’s latest escapade. Evidently in caucus formulating the response from their Justification Matrix.

  37. Flash1287 says:
    Jan 3, 2017 8:16 AM
    He spit on a nurse at the jail.

    What a dirt ball!
    *****************************************
    This is the same turd that knocked out a woman outside a bar last year, look it up.

  38. charliecharger, what you said is absolutely true. It is baffling. Paul Brown didn’t tolerate disrespect. He promoted respect in society. Giving a good guy a second chance is admirable, but giving jerks a fifth or sixth chance is stupid.

  39. In some municipalities, if he were to test positive for HIV or other deadly communicable disease, he could be charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

  40. Pac Man is like that hot girlfriend whose crap you put up with for awhile cause she’s hot, until the day you realize she isn’t really that hot anymore and definitely not worth the trouble.

    ——————————————————————-

    …..Pacman does’nt look at ALL like any of my hot ex-girl friends……..

  41. Are there any current studies or research being done that I can read up on, that will help me understand why some talented athletes that are paid millions of dollars almost can’t resist or help themselves & are willing to throw their livelihoods away?

    In all seriousness, is this similar to a gambling addiction? I heard someone on talk radio once say “addicted to the limelight”? Is this a real thing?

  42. From Marvin – I didn’t see him doing anything wrong – so he’s probably innocent just like Burfict was!

  43. Mike Brown obviously isn’t bothered by this kind of thing. He’s the guy in charge and he’s been allowing this stuff to happen in Cincinnati for a long time. When other teams get rid of guys like this, Mike Brown has a home for them. And it’s not because Mike Brown is willing to do whatever it takes to win, because the Bengals haven’t won, and they won’t win with guys like this. I wonder what draws Mike Brown to guys like this.

    _____________________________

    Because they’re cheap….damaged goods can be had for pennies on the dollar…he can field a talented team for half the money by picking up talented guys that no one else wants…..Bengal fan needs to shut up, this has been your winning model for the last 8 yrs and you all applauded it….

  44. This scumbag has made millions after attempted murder, because Goodell allowed him back in, when he clearly shouldn’t have.

    What an outright disgrace by both the NFL and the Bengals.

    Meanwhile, the middle class is gone, and good, hardworking people struggle to pay their bills.

    How on earth Goodell remains as commissioner is not really a mystery anymore.

    If you negotiate and do a little winky-winky and give and take, throw him a bone, etc, he’ll throw you a bone behind the scenes.

    We’ve seen this creepy behavior with the Ravens and Giants lately, with Ray Rice and Josh Brown, too.

    What a joke of a league, where they claimed a big reason why Goodell was hired was to “clean it up”.

    What a fraud.

    He was hired to do what certain owners wanted, including cheating the Pats by lying to the NFL customer, and stealing picks to try to keep parity.

  45. If you read the linked article, it says he spit on a nurse. Another article (not linked) stated that he spit on the nurse’s hand.

  46. Ladies & Gentlemen…
    Once the Bengals cut him, I give you the Patriots next punt returner!

    [they can room him with Floyd, they can both be a good influence on each other]

  47. “If 2 of these 3 are still with the Bengals in 2017, my season tickets will not be renewed:
    Pacman Jones
    Vontaze Burfict
    Marvin Lewis

    2 of the 3 have got to go ….”

    Who would you pick, if it can only be 2?

    I’d go with Pacman and Lewis. Taze can still be saved, by a better coach.

  48. I want a prison reality show starring Adam and Aqib. Two wannabe tough guys getting punked by real bad asses. Spitting on folks and snatching chains? Just because you listen to gangsta rap doesn’t mean you’re a gangsta. Clowns.

  49. How crazy is it that Pacman has made more money in the last 10 years than most of us can fathom……yet within about 8-10 months of his retirement, we will all be more wealthy than he is.

  50. rayvens says:
    Jan 3, 2017 8:34 AM

    OJ Simpson > Adam Jones
    =========================

    Never have Ratbirds standards been expressed this succinctly.

  51. livenbreathefootball says:
    Jan 3, 2017 8:06 AM
    He got drunk, told off a cop and spit on him. Probably because the cop was being an officious twit.

    ================

    That’s called Felonious Assault under Ohio law. In a few weeks he’s gonna need that ‘Bama phone back bro…

  52. spitting on the hand of a nurse is just as bad. I am an ER nurse, police bring us people all the time. We are there for the people, not the police. To spit on a nurse is to bite the hand that feeds you…not as physically as bad as head butting an officer, but morally just as bad

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