Since he entered the NFL in 2005, Pacman Jones has gotten into trouble about as much as an NFL player can get into trouble without destroying his career. Prior to this week, he had been able to keep a low profile for nearly two full years. However, Jones tweeted on Monday that he has been arrested and charged with assault.
Just got arrestedfor protecting myself, I will not let this break me or change what I have work so hard for ….
— ADAm Pacman Jones (@REALPACMAN24) June 10, 2013
Jones broke the news with his tweet, and the Cincinnati Enquirer later confirmed that the Bengals cornerback has been arrested for allegedly punching a female outside a bar. As you can see from the message he sent to his roughly 30,000 followers, Jones is claiming self defense.
According to Pacman’s agent Peter Schaffer, Jones was at a bar after the Reds-Rockies game last Wednesday when he was attacked. Schaffer claims two women approached Jones and asked to have a picture taken with him, but he refused because he is married and doesn’t want photos of him with women floating around the internet.
After he turned the request down, Schaffer says someone threw a bottle at Jones so he turned around and slapped the person. He supposedly had no idea that a woman had thrown it.
“If this was anyone else they don’t charge him and they arrest the girl who threw the bottle, not the guy,” Schaffer said. “Given what Adam has been through with the legal process he has been incredibly positive and believes he will be vindicated.”
For whatever reason, trouble seems to find Jones. His most recent arrest, which took place in July 2011, brought us this classic mugshot that stemmed from a bar fight. Prior to that in October 2010, he was mistakenly arrested because police confused him with another man named Adam Jones. And before that — well, you can click here for a full recap of his checkered past. It never seems to stop.