Former Tennessee Titans and Cincinnati Bengals star Adam “Pacman” Jones was arrested and charged with assault on Monday.
The 37-year-old was arrested in Hamilton, Ohio, and the formal charge was of misdemeanor assault. According to TMZ, the one-time NFL Pro Bowler punched and kicked a person in the head until they were left unconscious. Further, Jones is set to go in front of a judge on Monday.
Jones has had several issues with the law over the years, infamously being suspended from the NFL in 2007 for his arrest at a Las Vegas club. During his seven-year run with the Bengals, he continued to deal with off-the-field issues before his eventual retirement in 2017.
Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones Incident in 2007
Back in February of 2007, Jones was in Las Vegas for the NBA All-Star Game. During a visit to a local strip club called Minxx, Jones was allegedly involved in a series of crimes.
Apparently, Jones, hip-hop artist Nelly and others were at the club throwing thousands of dollars as they partied. A promoter, seeing the amount of money on the ground, asked his dancers to begin picking up the cash.
This upset the then-NFL star, who allegedly gripped one of the dancers by her hair and then struck her head off the stage. This led to security getting involved and a further scuffle. Jones allegedly responded by threatening a club security member’s life.
While the majority of the group and patrons then left the bar, the incident wasn’t over. Minxx’s owner then claimed that a member of Jones’ group came back in and fired shots into a crowd. Shots hit two people, one of which was a guard, and the other was an ex-pro wrestler, Tommy Urbanski. Urbanski was paralyzed from the waist down after the shooting.
Nearly half a year later, Jones was charged with two felony charges, but the then-Titans player accepted a plea deal. He pled no contest to a single misdemeanor charge of conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct. This included a suspended one-year prison sentence, 200 hours of community service and probation.
However, he was then sued by Urbanski and the club security guard both of whom were shot. After nearly half a decade of legal battles, the Nevada Supreme Court upheld the initial ruling. Jones was ordered to pay Urbanski and the bouncer $11 million and $1.3 million, respectively.