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Adam Jones starting alcohol and anger management effective immediately

This is what Jones needs, whether or not he remains a Bengals player.

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Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones is reportedly beginning alcohol and anger management treatment, effective immediately, per Tanya O’Rourke of WCPO-TV.

This follows Jones' fourth arrest since joining the Bengals, many of which have involved alcohol and assault in some capacity. Jones has been arrested 10 times in total since being drafted in the first round, sixth overall, in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans.

Here’s a record of his arrests from the USA Today Arrest Database:

2-Jan CIN Adam Jones CB Arrested Assault Accused of poking hotel security employee in the eye in Cincinnati, obstructing police. Resolution undetermined.
9/23/2013 CIN Adam Jones CB Arrested Disorderly conduct He was the passenger in a car pulled over for speeding and was cited for disorderly conduct. The driver was charged with drunk driving. Paid $130 for fine and court costs.
6/10/2013 CIN Adam Jones CB Arrested Assault Accused of punching a woman outside a Cincinnati bar on June 5. It is his eighth run-in with the law since 2005. Resolution undetermined.
7/10/2011 CIN Adam Jones CB Arrested Alcohol Accused of disorderly conduct while intoxicated and resisting arrest at bar in Cincinnati. Resolution undetermined.
6/21/2007 TEN Adam Jones CB Charged Coercion, gun Surrended in Las Vegas, charged with felony coercion in connection to strip club shooting that paralyzed a man. Pleaded no contest to conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct, agreed to testify against gunman. SENTENCE?
10/26/2006 TEN Adam Jones CB Cited Assault Accused of spitting in a woman's face at Nashville nightclub. Charge dropped because of inconsistent testimony.
8/25/2006 TEN Adam Jones CB Arrested Public intoxication Accused of being drunk, shouting profanities and arguing with a woman outside club in Tennessee. Charges dropped on the condition he stays out trouble for six months.
3/23/2006 TEN Adam Jones CB Charged Drugs Accused of smoking marijuana after he emerged from Corvette reeking of marijuana. Officers were serving a warrant on his home in Georgia. Charge dropped.
2/6/2006 TEN Adam Jones CB Arrested Drugs Accused of throwing a punch at an officer and marijuana possession in Fayetteville, Ga. He had been in his parked Bentley. Pleaded no contest to obstructing police, three years of probation, $500 fine.
7/13/2005 TEN Adam Jones CB Surrendered Assault Accused of assault and vandalism after being asked to leave club in Nashville. Charges dropped after nightclub manager said he didn't want to pursue it.

His latest arrest combined both assault and alcohol and it seems evident that Jones could use alcohol and anger management. It’s good to see he’s going to get the help he needs, whether or not he remains with the Bengals.

The Bengals are reportedly still considering if Jones will be on the roster in 2017.

Following a video that showed Jones harassing police officers while on the way to jail, calling the arresting officer a "bitch ass n**ga" and saying “I hope you die tomorrow,” his lawyers released the following statement:

“Adam Jones is deeply embarrassed and remorseful for his conduct and language after being arrested in early January,” the statement reads. “Mr. Jones has the utmost respect for law-enforcement and the difficulties police encounter on a daily basis. As it relates to the allegations, and upon advice of counsel, Mr. Jones will not be commenting upon legal proceedings at this time. Mr. Jones is committed to the process of counseling and anger management, in order to ensure that such situations never occur in the future. Adam loves Cincinnati and considers it home. He sincerely apologizes to the officers, the Cincinnati Bengals organization and all the fans in Cincinnati.”

The Bengals have also released this statement:

"We are extremely disappointed with Adam’s behavior. The behavior in the video is not what we expect from our players. The Club is aware that Adam has put forth his own apology, however, we also offer an apology to the public and to our loyal fans."

Hopefully, Jones gets the help he needs, regardless of his status in the NFL.