Ex-NFL Star Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones Reportedly Arrested for Assault, Beat Person Unconscious

by Evan Reier

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.