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Bengals' Adam Jones suspended by NFL for season opener

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones (24) walks off the field after a 23-10 win over the Cleveland Browns in an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones (24) walks off the field after a 23-10 win over the Cleveland Browns in an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
Adam Jones in court following his arrest in January. (FOX19 NOW/file) Adam Jones in court following his arrest in January. (FOX19 NOW/file)
CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

Bengals cornerback Adams Jones will miss the 2017 season opener after being suspended one game by the National Football League.

Jones was notified Friday that he will be suspended without pay for "violating the league's Personal Conduct Policy."

In May, two charges against the 33-year-old were dropped after he agreed to a plea deal stemming from an altercation at a downtown Cincinnati hotel on Jan. 3.

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According to the NFL, the league explained in a letter to Jones that it considered the "extensive video documentation of the tone, tenor and nature of your interactions with law enforcement at the site of your arrest, during transportation to the jail, and during the booking process. As you acknowledged, your post-arrest words and actions reflected poorly on you and your family, the Cincinnati Bengals football club, and the NFL. While it is our understanding that appropriate apologies have been publicly extended, they do not completely negate your behavior and admission of culpability for the underlying conduct."

"The Bengals anticipated this result and are glad to finally put the matter behind us," a team statement read. "Our focus is on getting ready for the upcoming season. Adam will participate in training camp and we are counting on him to help our team when he returns from suspension."

Jones will be eligible to return to the team's active roster on Monday, September 11 following the Bengals' September 10 game against the Baltimore Ravens.

He is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games.

Jones may appeal the decision within three days.

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