Bengals CB Adam "Pacman" Jones takes plea deal
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones has reached a plea deal on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Jones was scheduled to have a bench trial on Wednesday, but instead he pled guilty to the disorderly conduct charge, a misdemeanor, and had the resisting arrest charge dropped.
Jones was sentenced to one year of probation, a 30 day suspended jail sentence, 50 hours of community service, and a $250 fine plus court costs.
Court documents accuse the 28-year-old Jones of being disorderly and shouting profanities at a downtown Cincinnati bar and trying to pull away as officers arrested him.
Jones apologized in court to police for his conduct and said he realized that he should have handled the situation better.
Assistant City Solicitor Karla Burtch said Jones repeatedly approached officers "aggressively."
Jones said he was just trying to protect his fiancee.
"This is unprofessional behavior," Greenberg said. He told Jones that if he wanted to be regarded as a professional, "you need to act like one at all times."
Neither Jones nor his attorney would comment after leaving the courtroom.
Jones pleaded not guilty to both charges in July. Prosecutors in Las Vegas decided in November that Jones won't do jail time there as a result of his Cincinnati arrest.
He was on probation in connection with his 2007 no-contest plea to a strip club melee that left three people wounded. He was ordered to do an additional 75 hours of community service.
The Bengals have declined to comment on Jones' case.
Jones will be a free agent after completing his second season with Cincinnati, which gave him a chance to continue his career. Tennessee made Jones the sixth overall pick in 2005. He started 28 games in his first two seasons with the Titans, but repeated arrests scuttled his career. He missed the entire 2007 season with the first of two suspensions from the league.
The Titans traded Jones to Dallas before the 2008 draft. An alcohol-related altercation with a bodyguard that the Cowboys provided cost him another six-game suspension.
He was out of the NFL for a year before the Bengals gave him the two-year deal in 2010 and a final chance to show he can stay out of trouble and hold a job in the NFL.
The league will review Jones' case and then could impose another suspension should he sign with a team.
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