Adam 'Pacman' Jones Suspended 1 Game for Violating NFL's Conduct Policy

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJuly 21, 2017

In this Jan. 5, 2013, photo, Cincinnati Bengals' Adam Jones runs the ball against the Houston Texans during an NFL wild card playoff football game in Houston. Jones has been accused of making offensive comments while drunk and has been given a disorderly conduct citation. Ohio State Patrol Lt. Anne Ralston says Jones was arrested just after 2:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, after the vehicle he was in was pulled over for speeding. The driver was cited for drunken driving while Jones was cited for disorderly conduct. Both charges are misdemeanors. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Friday that Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones was suspended for one game by the NFL.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport added the suspension is due to a violation of the league's personal conduct policy.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the suspension stems from a guilty plea to obstruction of official business regarding a January incident.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Network passed along comments from Jones' agent, Peter Schaffer, saying that an appeal was still possible. 

Jones was arrested in Cincinnati in January for allegedly making a scene at a bar, pushing a security guard and poking him in the eye and then resisting arrest with the use of physicality, per the Associated Press (h/t CBS News).

According to ESPN.com's Katherine Terrell, Jones pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor after two other charges were dropped in conjunction with a plea deal.

Jones was previously suspended for the entire 2007 season and part of the 2008 season for various off-field issues.

The 33-year-old veteran started 16 games for the Bengals last season and registered 66 tackles, seven passes defended and one interception.

He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2015 and has 15 interceptions to his credit during a 10-year NFL career with the Tennessee Titans, Dallas Cowboys and Bengals.

While Jones is out, it is likely that one of Darqueze Dennard, William Jackson III or Josh Shaw will start in his place across from Dre Kirkpatrick.


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