Adam Jones loses it on reporter, Marvin Lewis has to calm him down

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The anger management classes Adam Jones was taking since he was accused of spitting on a jailhouse nurse really seem to be working.

The Bengals cornerback blew up at a reporter Monday, who had the temerity to ask about the most interesting thing to happen to him this offseason.

According to Jay Morrison of the Dayton Daily News, Jones said before his interview that he wasn’t going “to talk about court,” which presumably meant his January arrest.

Early in the process, he spoke about his gratitude toward the organization for sticking with him, but later a reporter asked if he had anything “to prove to the fans for them to welcome you back since there were a lot of people upset with the way things went down in the offseason for you?”

That was enough to trigger him.

“Didn’t I just tell you don’t ask me that?” Jones said. “You out the [interview]. Turn around. Go back that way. See you. Next question. That’s his last interview for the year.”

Richard Sherman is presumably somewhere cashing a royalty check for Jones lifting his material, but the Bengals had to manage their volatile cornerback yet again.

Jones continued to berate the reporter (who walked away) for asking “stupid ass [expletive] questions,” after the interview ended. He then went to the restroom, but came back and yelled at the reporter to “shut the [expletive] up.”

That’s when teammates and even coach Marvin Lewis had to come to the locker room to calm him down.

The Bengals have been largely patient with Jones because he’s good at football. But as the weird dance with Sherman and the Seahawks proves, every relationship can eventually reach a point when one side decides it’s not worth it.

43 responses to “Adam Jones loses it on reporter, Marvin Lewis has to calm him down

  1. It’s really time for them to move on. You don’t want a team of angels and everyone gets angry but he clearly has a pattern of not treating others with respect. Who wants employees who represent you in such a public and rude way?

  2. “Besides behaving like a child and belittling a man thats just trying trying to do his job, what did he really do?” – Marvin Lewis tomorrow

  3. Teams will put up with nonsense if you are able to give them an advantage over other teams because you are a top performer.
    Once those skills start to diminish, you quickly become more trouble then you’really worth. Adam Jones will be 34 this year, not the time to self identify as a problem.

  4. It’s interesting how at this point in his career, Pacman still thinks he carries any clout with the media. Dude, nobody cares what you say is “off limits”.

  5. Didn’t the team prep him for such a question to be asked? It’s obvious that it would be asked. Shame on the Bengals for not getting ahead of it, especially given his history.

  6. You see the NFL suspend players for Minor things, and then Adam Jones goes off scot free with no suspension and he gets to keep his job cause Marvin Lewis is the coach.

  7. He was off his rocker @ WVU as well, beat a kid with a poolstick.

    Then there was the famous strip club incident.

    The pattern is clear as day, he won’t last 5 years free once his football career is over.

  8. Marshawn Lynch said nothing to the media and got fined. How much will the fine be for this? Jones is a head case. This how he acts when he’s sober. No wonder he can’t stay out of trouble.

  9. Was it a loaded question? Probably. Did it deserve that kind of response? Nope.

    How this guy still has a job in the NFL has me scratching my head. Whenever he finally retires / is finally canned, he will be in prison in a matter of months.

  10. Didn’t the team prep him for such a question to be asked? It’s obvious that it would be asked. Shame on the Bengals for not getting ahead of it, especially given his history.
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    So its the organizations fault for his outburst? WTH?… “Especially given his history”, should tell everyone he has never listened, to anyone, ever. It is the organizations fault he still has a job. Not b/c of this. Marvin Lewis endorses this behavior, (obviously b/c how many times now?) he knows this snowflake cant handle himself so he makes the extreme excuses.

  11. This is why you can’t ever take the Bengals seriously. Keeping a skunk like this poisons the whole locker room. No accountability whatsoever, at any level.

  12. jxt2521 says:
    Apr 17, 2017 2:45 PM
    It’s really time for them to move on. You don’t want a team of angels and everyone gets angry but he clearly has a pattern of not treating others with respect. Who wants employees who represent you in such a public and rude way?

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    Mike Brown and Marvin Lewis do, he’s their kind of guy…

    You know Pacman’s dog died when he was 12 so he’s not accountable for his actions. He needs understanding and empathy not discipline and responsibility.

  13. Typical media, love to press a player’s buttons then cry when he reacts poorly.

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    He’s a grown man being paid a lot of money to play a game.

    He’s needed to straighten up and fly right for 11 seasons now and still seems to not get it.

    He should know how to conduct himself by now.

  14. cadreamer1969 says:
    Apr 17, 2017 3:07 PM
    Typical media, love to press a player’s buttons then cry when he reacts poorly.
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    I knew there had to be one person out there that would defend this punk no matter what, and there you are.

    Congratulations.

  15. I will never understand why they kept Jones and let Reggie Nelson walk… It makes no sense.

  16. It’s clear that Marvin Lewis has sold his soul to keep his job. No other reason for employing Pacman. I bet no other team in the league would sign this turd except for the Bengals.

  17. Not worth the trouble. Never did get it and never will.
    Knucklehead without gratitude. Playing the game for big bucks is a privilege not a right.

  18. Jones continues to act that way because Marvin Lewis does NOTHING but enable him. I bet most every other team would have cut him for half of the stuff he has done. I used to live in Cincinnati and I was happy to see them winning again after the early 90s when they won as often as a blue moon. Jones would be an addition by subtraction. Just cut the scumbag and draft a rookie or something. His act is getting old.

    I wonder if Pacman realizes that if he does that after he’s done playing football he’ll face consequences since the Bengals won’t be there to get him out of trouble. He’ll do that to the wrong person and be an example of why one shouldn’t be a knucklehead.

  19. This man after all of his legal issues still has no respect and has not realized that earning millions of dollars to play a game is a privilege and not a right. He should be immediately terminated by the Bengals and if he is not he should receive a lifetime ban from the NFL. After telling a cop he hopes he dies tomorrow he now loses his cool on a reporter. As a lifelong Bengals fan I am tired of this clown representing my city.

  20. Marvin Lewis is as much to blame as anyone. He keeps running him out there on Sundays. Take away his playing time Marvin! Show that at the least above being a mediocre NFL coach you are a decent human being.

  21. IM so tired of this turd embarrassing my team at every turn. He’s learned nothing and management goes out of their way to protect this turd who for some reason Think he is Darryl green. He was awful last season and his anger issues are a serious issue. It’s only a matter of time for he smokes someone or gets smoked. He’s going to run into the wrong person one day. Why he isn’t still employed by the team is that Marvin has done such an embarrassing job finding his replacement by whiffing on dennard and hanging onto Leon hall probably a year or two Longer than they should have. As a result they don’t know what they have in Kirkpatrick pretty much until his contract year. By then, he isnt going to re-up might as well hit free agency and let the rest of the league set his value. So the bengals now have to pay market price mayb e a little over to keep him. Bengals got to get every minute of that rookie contract to the player before they will extend them. But when they do resign them that player sees 100% of that 2nd contract even if they stink up the joint. Guess it Works Both ways.

  22. Typical media, loves to press a players buttons . . .

    Pacman has no buttons to push. His anger is turned on 24/7. Also, he is a professional and should be adult enough to act accordingly.

  23. I hope they keep him on the field. He’s a ticking time bomb. All you have to do is get under his skin and take that crucial 15yds when he gives it to you!

  24. He’s not really that good a player, either. He’s a liability as often as he’s an asset. I almost wonder whether the Bengals are doing public service by keeping him off the streets for a few months a year.

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