Adam Jones was a passenger in a car that was pulled over on Beechmont Ave (St. Route 125) at 2:30 a.m. Monday morning. According to the State Highway Patrol (via wlwt.com), the driver was arrested on suspicion of a DUI and Jones was cited on disorderly conduct charges.
According to the Associate Press, Jones was "accused by police of making offensive comments while drunk during a traffic stop" and given a "disorderly conduct citation." The vehicle was "pulled over for driving 60 MPH in a 45 MPH zone on a highway in Cincinnati, State Patrol Lt. Anne Ralston said." Jones has a hearing set for this Friday.
Ralston said Jones said something during the traffic stop that was "likely to be offensive or to cause inconvenience, annoyance or alarm to persons of ordinary sensibilities."
Several months ago in early June, Jones was accused and charged for assaulting a 34-year old woman at a local drinking establishment. Jones plead not guilty later that month. Video of the incident showed that a discussion turned hostile when the women approached Jones with a bottle and the cornerback felt threatened enough to defend himself. After originally having his trial set Aug. 19, it was continued to Oct. 7.
Mike Brown recently explained his perspective with Jones, which led to the team re-signing him earlier this year to a three-year deal.
"I'll say this about Adam; it's uncertain what's going to transpire with him. You don't know and I don't know. I can tell you that in the house, when he's here, he shows up on time, he works hard, he's focused on his job and the people enjoy working with him," Brown said. "Now, as to what happened out of school, I guess that will play out. But don't prejudge him."
"When I think of Adam Jones, the picture that's in my mind, it's not of a guy running back a punt or a guy making a play on a pass," Brown said. "The picture that's in my mind is a guy standing where you're standing holding a little baby, his baby, and trying to make a life for him and his family. That's the guy I see. But we'll find out how this is going to turn out. It's up to the court and it's up to the league office. It's out of our hands."
This is the fourth time this year that a Bengals player has had a legal entanglement. Andre Smith was arrested for carrying a loaded weapon to Atlanta's airport and safety Robert Sands was charged with domestic violence in January.
The league will probably discipline Jones based on the outcome of the assault trial that's schedule to start on Oct. 7. And based on another situation developing with Jones' level issue from Monday morning, we're not sure if the NFL will be all that forgiving at this point.
The Bengals are aware of this situation but have no comment at this time.
(Josh Kirkendall contributed to this report)