Pacman Jones: Troubled Bengals Corner Pleads Guilty to Assault

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistJanuary 18, 2012

CINCINNATI, OH - CIRCA 2011: In this handout image provided by the NFL,  Adam Jones of the Cincinnati Bengals poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)
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Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones has accepted a plea deal for a fourth-degree misdemeanor stemming from disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges last summer, according to a report on WLWT News 5 in Cincinnati.  

As part of the deal, the resisting arrest charge against Jones has been dropped. According to Pro Football Talk, he was sentenced to one-year probation, a 30-day suspended sentence and 50 hours of community service. 

Of course, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is likely going to have something to say about Jones' latest indiscretion now that the legal process has taken its course. 

Jones has had his share of off-field problems since coming to the NFL—really, dating back to his days at West Virginia—and he has felt the wrath of Goodell before. He was suspended for the entire 2007 season after a nightclub incident, and was suspended again in 2008 for a hotel altercation.

Those are just a couple of the many incidents involving Jones. He always manages to find trouble wherever he goes. It will be interesting to see how the Bengals handle this latest incident.

Head coach Marvin Lewis has been a staunch supporter of Jones during his time in Cincinnati, but there are only so many incidents that he can have before he wears out his welcome. 

It would be nice to think that Jones will learn his lesson after agreeing to this plea deal, but if you still have faith in him doing the right thing and cleaning up his act, you have not been paying attention. He is like a cat trying to test his nine lives. 

Eventually his problems are going to catch up to him and NFL teams will stop giving him second chances.