Jones found not guilty on assault charges after June incident - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Adam 'Pacman' Jones found not guilty

Adam Jones (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Adam Jones (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Adam 'Pacman' Jones has been found not guilty for assault following an incident outside a Cincinnati Bar in June. 

Jones was reportedly approached by two intoxicated women outside of FB's cocktail lounge downtown on June 5. The women wanted a picture with him, and when Jones refused, one of the women threw a beer bottle at him.

Jones then allegedly slapped one of them, who police identified as 34-year-old Shannon Wesley. According to the police report, Wesley told officers Jones 'punched' her in the head, and then drove off in a black Mustang. 

Judge Megan Shanahan ordered a jury trial on June 9. She also ordered Jones to stay away from the alleged victim who works at Paul Brown Stadium.

Wesley filed a motion on Thursday to get a restraining order against Jones, but the motion was denied by a magistrate, stating there had not been a pattern of behavior by Jones to justify a restraining order.

Jones said via Twitter that he was arrested for 'protecting' himself.

"Just got arrested for protecting myself, I will not let this break me or change what I have work so hard for ....," the tweet read.

"I was simply defending myself. I have two beautiful little girls and a wife at home, so why would I want to hurt a female?" Jones told FOX19 in June, just as he was released from the Hamilton County Jail.

Jones' agent Peter Schaffer said he's talked with his client and witnesses of the incident.

"This young lady is obviously intoxicated and very upset because he wouldn't take a picture with her, and he was like, 'why would I? I'm married with kids. Why would I take a picture with two intoxicated women?'" said Schaffer.

Schaffer says witnesses support Jones' explanation that he was protecting himself.

"The alleged victim was the aggressor... Threw a beer bottle and hit him in the face with a beer bottle, and Adam just responded with a quick reaction to stop it, try to stop the incident," he explained.

Jones pleaded not guilty and was released on his own recognizance.

A judge cleare Jones of assault charges on Tuesday afternoon. 

Copyright 2013 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, 'hookers'

    In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, 'hookers'

    Friday, April 20 2018 1:03 AM EDT2018-04-20 05:03:06 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-04-20 16:36:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). Copies of the memos written by former FBI Director James Comey are photographed in Washington, Thursday, April 19, 2018. President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment...(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). Copies of the memos written by former FBI Director James Comey are photographed in Washington, Thursday, April 19, 2018. President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment...

    President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

    Full Story >

    President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

    Full Story >
  • Police find endangered Maineville man

    Police find endangered Maineville man

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-04-20 16:35:49 GMT
    Home Howard (provided by: Hamilton Twp. Police)Home Howard (provided by: Hamilton Twp. Police)

    Police are looking for an endangered missing Maineville man, according to the Hamilton Township Police Department.

    Full Story >

    Police are looking for an endangered missing Maineville man, according to the Hamilton Township Police Department.

    Full Story >
  • Wells Fargo to pay $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses

    Wells Fargo to pay $1B for mortgage, auto lending abuses

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:33 AM EDT2018-04-20 13:33:09 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-04-20 16:35:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File). FILE - This Aug. 11, 2017, file photo shows a sign at a Wells Fargo bank location in Philadelphia. The New York Times and other news outlets are reporting Thursday, April 19, 2018, that federal regulators plan to fine Well...(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File). FILE - This Aug. 11, 2017, file photo shows a sign at a Wells Fargo bank location in Philadelphia. The New York Times and other news outlets are reporting Thursday, April 19, 2018, that federal regulators plan to fine Well...

    Wells Fargo fined a combined $1 billion by federal regulators for abuses tied to its mortgage and auto lending businesses.

    Full Story >

    Wells Fargo fined a combined $1 billion by federal regulators for abuses tied to its mortgage and auto lending businesses.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly