Bengals’ ‘Pacman’ Jones arrested in Cincinnati

Adam "Pacman" Jones mugshot/Hamilton County Jail

CINCINNATI, Ohio (WDTN) – Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was jailed early Tuesday, charged with assault, disorderly conduct and other charges including that he spit on a nurse after being arrested in downtown Cincinnati.

An attorney representing Cincinnati Bengals football player Adam “Pacman” Jones has told a Hamilton County judge that he “vehemently denies” the charges that led to his arrest early Tuesday in downtown Cincinnati.

The judge set Jones’ bond at $37,500 total on misdemeanor charges of assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing official business and a felony count of harassment with a bodily substance.

Public defender Lauren Staley said at Jones’ initial court appearance that he has witnesses to counter the allegations. She says he will hire an attorney.

A prosecutor said the incident involved a security guard at a hotel near the Bengals’ stadium and the city’s entertainment district.

A Bengals spokesman says the club doesn’t comment on unresolved legal matters. Jones has a long history of legal and disciplinary issues since he began his NFL career at Tennessee in 2005.

Court records show Jones, who has a history of trouble with the law during his NFL career, is accused of pushing and poking someone in the eye, then struggling with officers by head-butting, kicking and refusing to get into the police car. He then allegedly spit on a nurse’s hand while being booked into the Hamilton County jail just after midnight.

Bengals spokesman Jack Brennan said the club is aware of the incident, but by policy, doesn’t comment on unresolved legal matters.