Published: Sat, July 22, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Bengals cornerback Pacman Jones suspended one game

Bengals cornerback Pacman Jones suspended one game

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones has been suspended without pay for the first game of the regular season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. The Dallas Cowboys traded for Jones the following year but didn't retain him in 2009, allowing him to play a year in the Canadian Football League.

Jones has three days to appeal the suspension. Video eventually surfaced of Jones threatening police officers while he was being apprehended.

Jones said he has been going to anger management classes and alcohol-related treatment since the arrest.

The 33-year-old Jones initially drew misdemeanor charges of assault, disorderly conduct and the one he plead guilty to. Jones also picked up a felony count of harassment with a bodily substance after spitting on a jail nurse.

While Jones is now suspended for the Bengals 2017 regular season opener, he'll still be allowed to participate during training camp and play during the preseason. "While it is our understanding that appropriate apologies have been publicly extended, they do not completely negate your behavior and admission of culpability for the underlying conduct".

With Baltimore back here to open the season September 10, William Jackson is going to duel with Darqueze Dennard among others in his bid to repeat Hall's feat.

Jones was previously suspended for the entire 2007 season and part of the 2008 season for various off-field issues. The felony charge was dropped in March. Jones was blamed for instigating violence that led to the shooting by someone else of two club employees, one left paralyzed from the waist down. Jones paid $12 million in damages to the victim.

The Titans made the Atlanta native the sixth overall pick out of West Virginia in the 2005 draft.

In 2010, Cincinnati signed Jones, where he has stayed for the past seven seasons.

Like this: