Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones was released from jail this morning, following his arrest in a Cincinnati hotel. The NFL Pro Bowler was arrested Tuesday morning at 1 a.m. and charged with obstructing official business, disorderly conduct, assault, and a felony charge of harassment with a bodily substance. He apologized to fans but asserted the charges were unjust. "I'm sorry that this happened," he told reporters from WCPO, but added, “It'd be different if I was beating people's ass, but for touching someone? Come on, man."
Police were called to Millennium Hotel Monday night after security said Jones was causing a disturbance, banging on people’s doors. He allegedly poked a security guard in the eye and head-butted police. After being arrested, Jones allegedly spit on a nurse that administering a blood test, resulting in his felony charge.
Jones has a long history of arrests, going all the way back to his days as a college player for West Virginia University. In 2007, Jones was involved in a shooting at a Las Vegas strip club for which he was eventually ordered to pay $11.6 million to former professional wrestler Tommy Urbanski and bouncer Aaron Cudworth, both of whom were wounded in the incident. Due to his legal troubles, Jones was suspended for the entire 2007, as well as four games in 2008 for violating the league's personal conduct policy. According to his lawyer, Jones "vehemently denies" the current charges against him.
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