Cincinnati Bengals' Adam Jones arrested on assault charge after bar fracas

CINCINNATI - Court documents show that Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones was arrested and jailed on one count of assault after police say he allegedly "knowingly attempted to cause physical harm" to a woman last week.

The alleged incident occurred on Wednesday, June 5 at FB's on Sixth Street downtown, according to an arrest report released by the Cincinnati Police Department.

ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that Jones' agent, Peter Schaffer, said the Bengals player was approached by two intoxicated women, took their picture with him, and one of them then threw a bottle of beer at him.

Jones retaliated by slapping one of them, according to Schefter's tweets. The police report states 34-year-old Shannon Wesley was slapped and sustained minor injuries.

Schefter also states that Schaffer called Jones' arrest "a travesty of justice."

On Jones' own Twitter feed, he tweeted, " Just got arrested for protecting myself, I will not let this break me or change what I have worked so hard for."


Fox Sports 1360, Cincinnati's Fox Sports radio station, says they obtained a security video of the incident. You can watch that video below, or at (Scroll forward to 1:00 mark to see the incident)

Cincinnati police confirmed they had a video of the incident as evidence, but said they could not release it since it was part of an ongoing investigation.

Court documents show Jones was released on his own recognizance with his arraignment on the misdemeanor charge scheduled for Tuesday.

A mandatory three-day camp for the Bengals begins Tuesday morning which serves as a last gathering before the start of the players' regular training camp. Jones is expected to attend.

Jones has a history of getting into trouble with the law. Jones was involved in a fight that led to a shooting where one man was left paralyzed at a Las Vegas strip club in 2007. He also was arrested in July 2011 for disorderly conduct while intoxicated and resisting arrest at Scene Ultra Lounge in Cincinnati.

Jones worked out a plea deal that included him pleading guilty to disorderly conduct and addressing the court with an apology in January 2012. The resisting arrest charge was dropped and Jones was sentenced to one year probation, 50 hours community service and a $250 fine. He was no longer allowed at the Scene Ultra Lounge on Walnut Street in that case.

According to NFL stats, Jones had one of his best season with the Bengals in 2012, having played in 16 games, the most he's played in a single season since his career began with the Tennessee Titans in 2005.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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