Pacman Jones reportedly attacked by man at Atlanta airport
Adam “Pacman” Jones on Tuesday found himself involved in yet another incident in which police were called, but it does not sound as if the veteran cornerback was the instigator this time.
Law enforcement officials told TMZ that Jones got into a physical altercation at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta on Tuesday when an employee named Frank Ragin “made a gesture” towards him. Jones reportedly confronted the man, and Ragan physically attacked him.
“Mr. Ragin eventually struck Mr. Jones with a closed fist, causing a laceration to Mr. Jones’ face,” responding officers said. “Mr. Jones then started to defend himself, causing Mr. Ragin to fall to the ground.”
Police say Ragin also hit a female companion Jones was with, causing an injury to her hand. It was determined that Ragin was the aggressor and he was arrested and charged with two counts of battery. Ragin was transported to a local hospital, and Jones and his friend declined medical treatment.
Jones, 34, has been in trouble with the law on numerous occasions since he entered the NFL. The most recent was last year, when he was arrested following an incident in which he was accused of pushing a man and poking him in the eye. Jones went ballistic on the officer who arrested him and cursed at him during the ride to the station. He was initially arrested on misdemeanor charges of assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing official business. A felony charge was later added when he allegedly spit on a jail employee, but he ended up pleading guilty to the obstructing official business charge and having the other charges dismissed.
It’s unclear what Ragin did to anger Jones, but whatever it was it sounds like police sided with Pacman. Given his track record, that’s a good indication that he was innocent.