Bengals' Adam 'Pacman' Jones arrested after bar incident
Not drunk, Jones responds on Twitter
Arrested after a bar incident overnight, Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones said on Twitter Sunday that he wasn't drunk.
“I have a right to my opinion and the bad part I don't drunk,” he tweeted @realpacman24
Jones also tweeted: “can't even take my girl out for her birthday.”
Cincinnati police arrested Jones at 2:35 a.m. Sunday following an incident at the Scene bar at 639 Walnut Street.
Jones, 27, was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Police said Jones was disorderly and shouting profanities inside the bar. He was escorted outside and asked to calm down but continued being disruptive, police said.
Police told Jones he was under arrest but he resisted, tightening his arms and pulling away.
Jones is wearing a neck brace in his jail mug shot. That’s from a football injury.
Jones signed a two-year contract with the Bengals on May 10, 2010. He had been suspended multiple times by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the league's personal conduct policy, including the entire 2007 season. Since entering the league as a first-round pick with the Tennessee Titans in 2005, Jones has been questioned, named or arrested in connection with at least 14 off-field incidents. Among the charges were assault, felony vandalism, disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
Following a Bengals loss against Tampa Bay last Oct. 10, Jones was handcuffed and detained near Great American Ball Park after a traffic incident and a case of mistaken identity. A day later, Cincinnati Police chief Tom Streicher apologized to Jones, citing a communication breakdown between the officers involved.
Last season Jones appeared in five games before suffering a herniated disc during the fourth quarter of a Oct. 24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. He had 13 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries, including one that was returned for a touchdown.
Due to the injury, Jones had neck surgery and was in a hard neck brace until late April, when he switched to a soft one. He was cleared in late April to resume working out and participated in the team's player-organized workouts last month at Mason and the University of Cincinnati.
Because of the lockout, the Bengals can not have any contact with Jones regarding the incident. Even with a lockout in place, Goodell has said that the personal conduct policy still applies, which means based on prior history that Jones might face a suspension.