Adam Jones threatened to kill officer during casino arrest

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Longtime NFL cornerback Adam Jones wasn’t going down easily.

Jones was arrested last week at an Indiana casino, and the details of the arrest fit in with one of the league’s volatile personalities.

According to TMZ Sports, Jones was verbally abusive to the police during his Feb. 27 arrest, telling one he was going to kill him and suggesting to another that he should perform a sex act on him.

Agents from the Indiana Gaming Commission Enforcement approached Jones after he was suspected of cheating at a table game, specifically of adding chips to his bet after the result of the game was clear. He apparently did not appreciate the allegation, telling multiple agents “F— You,” and giving them the middle finger. (He was drafted by the Titans in 2005, so perhaps it was a Bud Adams salute.)

He told another IGCE agent: “I will kill you, . . . I will whoop your ass.”

Other expletives flowed from Jones during his handcuffing and detention, telling officers: “You ain’t s—” and “You ain’t nothing but a b—-.” At one point, he allegedly tried to escape custody, but was subdued again by officers, at which point he said they could: “Suck my d—” while calling them “a bunch of crackers.”

Alcohol was believed to be a factor in the incident, as you might have suspected.

Court documents cited by TMZ showed Jones has been charged with eight crimes, including felony intimidation and felony battery against an officer, along with misdemeanor counts of cheating at gambling, resisting law enforcement and public intoxication.

The 35-year-old Jones was cut in midseason by the Broncos last year, which seemed to be the end of a 14-year NFL career with the Titans, Cowboys, and Bengals which was scattered with suspensions and fines.

26 responses to “Adam Jones threatened to kill officer during casino arrest

  1. For the longest time, I really thought he had turned his life around, thought that was so cool.. was quite happy for him! Sad to see he really hasn’t.

  2. I met Jones way back when he was first with the Titans and he struck me as a very nice young man who had his finances being handled by a business in that area and had his head on straight. His problems arose from his old friends who hung on his coattails and just weren’t guys you should hang with. A great talent. Such a shame.

  3. Alcohol was believed to be a factor in the incident, as you might have suspected.


    Ya think? Alcohol and CTE probably isn’t a great combination.

  4. stillabengalsfan says: Alcohol and CTE probably isn’t a great combination.
    Don’t blame CTE: he’s had anger control issues his entire career & off-field stuff in college too.

  5. no news here. in fact, nothing out of the ordinary at all for the pac man.

  6. I appreciate his career in Cincinnati.

    Stayed in shape, practiced hard, played aggressively, and competitively.

    Jones had a few run-ins in Cincinnati that resulted in
    only one conviction – obstructing a police officer.

    $39,767,789 total for 10 years service that
    including multiple All-Pro/Pro Bowl seasons
    and consistently high positional rankings.

    Thank you, Mr. Jones.

  7. Jones kept playing because he was always paying…his lawyers, to keep him out of jail. With the Titans, Jones was investigated for a murder for hire plot of a Georgia woman but this case was swept under the rug. His career should have been over with the Vegas shootings but money talks with the Pacman

  8. Funny, he was on his best behavior in Cincinnati (compared to Tennessee, Dallas and post-career). His time in Cincy was relatively quiet in comparison.

  9. Sounds like a hate crime, bringing racial epiteths into it. If they would have called him the N word, they would all be fired and sued, excoriated nationwide. His cheating is on camera. You can’t Gerry away with it in a casino. There are professional cheats who get caught. He’s lucky it’s not like mob run Vegas in the 70’s. His hands would be broken with a ballpein hammer.

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