Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones pleaded guilty to one count of obstructing official business from an altercation that happened earlier this year at a Hyatt hotel in downtown Cincinnati.
As GCE previously reported In January, Jones was arrested for misdemeanor assault, disorderly conduct, and obstructing official business charges when he became combative with the hotel staff. According to the report, when police arrived, Jones resisted arrest. While being booked, Pacman spit on a jail staff nurse as they attempted to get vital statistics from Jones as part of normal protocol.
However, earlier today at a hearing in Hamilton County Municipal Court, Judge Dwane Mallory, dismissed Jones’ charges of misdemeanor assault disorderly conduct at the prosecution’s request. In March, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters dismissed the felony count against Jones alleging he spit on a jail nurse.
Jones was sentenced to time already spent in jail – two days – for his charge of obstructing police. At the hearing, Jones apologized for his behavior and specifically to the Cincinnati Police Sergeant Jarrod Cotton whom Jones told, “I hope you die tomorrow.”
“I truly apologize for what I did, my actions,” Jones said. “I’m trying to get better every day.”
According to Jones’ attorney, Pacman has been receiving treatment for his behavior, including anger management.
But Jones isn’t in the clear yet. He could still face punishment from the NFL if they choose to do so. “We have been monitoring developments in this matter, which continues to be reviewed under the personal conduct policy,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said per ABC News. “We have no timetable on any potential discipline.”
Jones is no stranger to being suspended by the league. In 2007 and 2008, Jones was suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for the entire season for multiple arrests.
During an interview on NFL No Huddle, Cincinnati Bengals’ head coach Marvin Lewis said Jones has to continue to try to improve himself every day.
“He’s got to continually work at that. He’s a passionate teammate for these guys, a diligent pro. He’s got to just continue to handle himself within the scope of day to day and be a great pro,” Lewis said. “He’s overcome his background, and it’s a day-to-day process. Most importantly, he’s at the point in his career where these things have to stay pointed towards football.” Per Bleacher Report.