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Pretrial continued until May 16 for Bengals player Adam Jones

Adam Jones in court in January (FOX19 NOW/file) Adam Jones in court in January (FOX19 NOW/file)

A pretrial hearing for Cincinnati Bengals player Adam Jones was continued Monday until May 16.

Jones, 33, faces misdemeanor charges of assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing official business.

He was arrested Jan. 3 after Cincinnati police say he was unruly at the Millennium Hotel in downtown Cincinnati.

Jones is accused of pushing a security guard and poking his eye. Then, he refused to cooperate with police, according to a criminal complaint.

Footage from a Cincinnati police cruiser camera captured Jones telling the officer to "suck my d***," and "f*** you, b****" multiple times from the backseat of the cop car. 

He can also be heard telling the officer: "I hope you die tomorrow."

Jones, whose address is listed in court paperwork as Atlanta, Georgia, signed a three-year contract before the past Bengals season. 

He was not required to attend proceedings Monday before Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Dwane Mallory.

Jones publicly apologized, entered anger management and alcohol-related treatment and has extended that treatment, according to Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters.

The cornerback also was charged with a felony count of harassment with a bodily substance for allegedly spitting on a nurse as he was booked into the Hamilton County Jail early Jan. 3.

Deters dismissed that charge in March and referred the remaining misdemeanors in the case to Cincinnati city prosecutors. He said he didn't think what Jones' did rose to the level of a felony and the nurse was pursuing civil remedies against Jones.

In February, the nurse, Tammy Hopkins, said in a radio interview on 700 WLW she had never asked for any money.

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Deters has said he thinks city prosecutors should toss the case against Jones, saying he was just drunk and acting foolish.

"My focus has been on violent criminals, you know. This is not a guy who hurt anybody," Deters said when he announced the felony charge was dropped.

"He didn't shoot at a cop. Nothing like that. He was just a drunken idiot."

Late last month, Jones sent a personal message in a Tweet to his family and fans for "so much support and love."

"There are no words, to truly express what it means to me to be a part of a family that's has giving me & my family so much support and love," the message reads. "I truly don't take it for granted & I vow to continue to order my steps & continue to give you all, the best of me."

City Solicitor Paula Boggs Muething has said city prosecutors would evaluate the case and evidence and "proceed accordingly."

Court records indicate city prosecutors so far aren't taking Deters up on his suggestion to drop the case as they proceed with the misdemeanor charges.

Prosecutors wrote in court records filed last week: "On or about Jan. 2, 2017, beginning at 11:38 a.m. and continuing until Jan. 3, 2017, in the vicinity of the Millennium Hotel, 150 W. 5th St., the defendant Adam Jones caused annoyance and alarm and engaged in turbulent behavior by yelling and banging on a glass door and by cursing and refusing to desist such conduct when ordered to do so, knowing attempted to cause security guard Clint Jackson physical harm by pushing him and poking him in the eye, and with a purpose to delay Sgt. Jerrod Cotton in the act of detaining or arresting Adam Jones hindering Sgt. Cotton in the performance of his lawful duties by pulling away, kicking, head butting and refusing to enter a police vehicle.”

They also filed court paperwork asking for all video from body-worn cameras and ones in police vehicles during the incident.

They requested the Cincinnati police sergeant and three officers who handled the case and the hotel security guard testify as witnesses.

Other items they are want, according to the court filing:

  • Jones' criminal records and records of any co-defendant along with prior convictions of state witnesses where such convictions would be admissible
  • 911 call and radio dispatch
  • Incident recall report
  • Incident report
  • Calls for service
  • Arrest and investigation report

Officials with the National Football League have said they are continuing to review the incident under its personal conduct policy. A player may still be subject to potential discipline even if the conduct does not result in a criminal conviction.

Bengals' owner Mike Brown recently pledged his support of Jones in an interview with FOX19 NOW media partner the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Brown said that while he is not condoning what Jones is accused of doing, he believes Jones has apologized and shown remorse.

"He didn’t hurt anybody physically. He just hurt himself by how he comported himself. In some ways, that’s punishment enough right there. You have to live with that. What the municipal prosecutor does, that hasn’t been determined. What the league does, that hasn’t been determined.

"....He knows full well what he has done to himself. He regrets it. But it’s been made into a public issue and maybe I am overly tolerant. If so, so be it."

Last week, in his first interview since his arrest, Jones said he didn't want to talk about his case. He went off on FOX19 NOW Sports Director Joe Danneman when Danneman asked if he wanted to say anything to fans about his off-season arrest.

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Jones was acquitted of a 2013 assault charge, court records show. Jones was found not guilty following an incident outside a Cincinnati bar in June of that year. 

He reached a plea deal in a 2011 case involving charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. The resisting arrest charge was dropped.

At the time of his 2011 arrest, he was on probation in connection with a 2007 no-contest plea to a Las Vegas strip club melee that left three people wounded.

He was ordered to do an additional 75 hours of community service.

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