Marvin Lewis on Adam Jones: Other than his language, what did he do?

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When Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin addressed cornerback Adam Jones’ January arrest earlier this month, he said the team was “very disappointed” with Jones’ actions but that they weren’t going to make any “rash, harsh, fast decisions” about his future with the team.

A felony charge against Jones has since been dropped, leaving him with misdemeanor charges of assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing official business as a result of his altercation with a security guard at a Cincinnati hotel. The Bengals didn’t immediately revisit Tobin’s comments in light of that development, but coach Marvin Lewis did discuss Jones at the league meetings in Arizona this week.

Lewis didn’t shed any definitive light on Jones’ status with the team, but he doesn’t sound like the plan is to part ways with the veteran corner.

“As time has come out, other than his language what did he do?” Lewis said, via the Cincinnati Enquirer.  “But that’s up to whatever happens. The case is still under review, we’ll see how it plays out.”

A video of the arrest showed Jones using profane language toward police officers and telling them he wished they would die. His lawyers released a statement saying Jones apologized for what he said and seeking counseling on anger management as a result of the incident.

33 responses to “Marvin Lewis on Adam Jones: Other than his language, what did he do?

  1. Other than his fist breaking a woman’s face, what did he do?

    Marvin Lewis, ladies and gentlemen.

  2. Just when you think Lewis has emptied the tank, out comes another BS excuse for that cesspool of a locker room.

  3. I’m tired of the NFL pretending that it’s morally-superior and imposing some righteous code of behavior on the players. NFL owners are some of the greedy and power-hungry business oligarchs who own and run this country, and more than a few of them have acted despicably, both ethically and legally.

    Let the law determine the appropriate punishment for player misconduct… period!

    Many NFL players don’t act like choir boys, even some of those that we never hear about misbehaving. So, I don’t look at the NFL or the players to be beacons of moral rectitude. I just enjoy watching the games.

  4. Enabler. When Cincy wonders why they don’t have a playoff victory after so many playoff appearances, it is because of the poison that the Bengals turn a blind eye to.

    Lewis should be fired for being the biggest enabler of players with issues for a team that has ZERO (0) Nil, nunca, nada, none, no playoff wins during his entire decade plus there.

  5. So you are going to support the player over the police? See how that goes when they quit providing security for your games or to get you to or from the airport. Then you can send Pacman out to provide that security and see how that goes! But I am sure he will only use harsh language and nothing else.

  6. Wow. So words assembled into language have no meaning? And can’t be used to harm or express malicious intent? And I thought he got it after calling Manziel a little person.

  7. tndiver says:
    Mar 29, 2017 1:34 PM
    So you are going to support the player over the police? See how that goes when they quit providing security for your games or to get you to or from the airport. Then you can send Pacman out to provide that security and see how that goes! But I am sure he will only use harsh language and nothing else.

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    Given what situations he has already been unable to stay cool in, I think if he was subjected to the situations and pressures Police Officers face every day he would lose it and do something.

  8. 0-7 postseason record.. Still harboring criminals.. How does Marvin Lewis still have a job? Him and Jeff Fisher have more lives than a cat.

  9. Completely disappointed in Adam. Saying that, I love how the comments completely go to, 0-7 in post season. Yeah, that is completely relevant.

    There is a bigger problem with Adam, and it had nothing to do with the team’s 0-7. The 2015 season you could argue that they lost composure. That game was crazy from the ref’s to both teams… No excuse for how it ended.

    They bengals had 52 wins from 11-15. That is pretty good. They could have won the super bowl and that would not excuse that type of behavor.

  10. That quote from Marvin Lewis shows exactly why the Bengals will always be the Bengals. Marvin should just be happy Mike Brown doesn’t care if they win or not otherwise he’d have been gone a long time ago.

  11. Watch the jailhouse booking video that TMZ had. An officer was checking Jones pockets and Jones snapped and went after the officer. Several officers grabbed a struggling Jones and strapped him into a chair. The video isn’t clear enough to say for sure that he spit on the nurse, but a few officers reacted in such a way that something happened (although the nurse didn’t react much so I’m not positive he spit on her). He should at the very least have been prosecuted for failing to comply with the arresting and booking officers. Marvin is a clown for trying to say all Adam did is use bad language. If that’s Marvin’s standard for how someone should act toward police officers, I would love for police officers to boycott working the gates a Bengals game.

  12. “Saying that, I love how the comments completely go to, 0-7 in post season. Yeah, that is completely relevant.”

    Its relevant in that a coach who can’t maintain control of the players and locker room is not likely to win the Super Bowl or do well in the post season.

    Lack of discipline is a big problem with Lewis’ coached teams. It has been for years. In part that lack of discipline comes from a player doing something like vocalizing to police officers that he wants them to die, spitting on a nurse, and Lewis defends the player.

    The better coaches and GMs in the league would not tolerate incidents like this over and over, much less defend the player every time.

  13. He wasnt arrested for using harsh language. His harsh language came AFTER he had been arrested for breaking multiple laws.

    And don’t forget, he probably meant every word he said. He’s only sorry because it became public.

  14. I always kind of liked Marvin Lewis, I think he’s done a great job for an owner with tight purse strings, and they’ve helped some troubled players to succeed.

    But it’s become clear that they don’t really help those troubled players to get their lives together, they just get them to succeed on the field. And even that comes with a caveat, since Jones, Burfict, etc. have all absolutely killed the team with their anger management issues.

    Bengals will continue to be the Bungals as long as Lewis is coach, and, unfortunately, as long as Mike Brown is the owner. Sorry Bengals fans.

  15. If you’re a Steelers fan, you have no room to talk after the Steelers kept Peezy.

  16. I used to live in Cincinnati and was a fan when Forest Gregg and Sam Wyche was the coach. That was when Paul Brown still owned the team. Ever since Mike Brown was in charge the team was a disaster including being one of the worst teams in the league for almost ten years. While Marvin Lewis has been successful in winning more games in a few years than they had won in the previous decade I’m disappointed in his comments. I guess all that matters is making excuses for idiots like Pacman and Burfict. No wonder that team is totally undisciplined. I can see them drafting Mixon this year. He’d fit right in. After all, other than breaking that woman’s face, what did he do wrong?

  17. Hey Marvin,

    Other than a pile of regular season wins, what else have YOU done? Oh, right. Nothing.

    I’m a Steelers fan and I approve of this message. Even with Peezy on the team (and for the record, I wish he wasn’t).

  18. Dang it Marvin, you only make excuses for the good players, not the has-beens. Save your good stuff for when AJ Green gets into a dustup at the local watering hole or when Andy Dalton gets popped cutting the heads of parking meters. Don’t blow your load on a guy who is more likely to choke opposing WRs than cover them well.

  19. Pretty soon he will be rooming with Joe Mixon. Opponents with long hair better have their head a swivel. These 2 might try to break your face. Who Dey

  20. Marvin Lewis is the black Jeff fisher, keeps his job for doing and winning absolutely nothing ever. Incredible.

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