Less than 72 hours following the completion of the Bengals’ NFL season, Cincinnati cornerback Adam Jones was arrested on Tuesday morning in Hamilton County for three misdemeanors and a felony.
Jones was arrested at the Millennium Hotel Cincinnati on 150 W 5th St., and was admitted to jail at 12:25 a.m. ET. He's scheduled to appear in court this morning. The charges for his arrest are misdemeanor assault, disorderly conduct, obstructing official business and harassment with a bodily substance, according to jail records obtained by WLWT.
Though, per 700WLW, which has the arrest report, the incident occurred not at the hotel, but at a nearby bar.
According to police reports, Jones was asked to leave the Tin Roof at the Banks after he was allegedly beating on doors and screaming profanities. He then allegedly had a dispute with Clint Jackson who Jones reportedly pushed and poked in the eye. When police were called to the scene Jones allegedly resisted arrest and was taken into custody. Police indicate the incident is on security video.
More recent reports state the incident did not occur at the Tin Roof and took place at the Millennium Hotel in downtown Cincinnati.
Jones is accused of beating on the door while yelling and cursing, pushing and poking someone in the eye, and resisting arrest. Police documents indicate that as police were attempting to get Jones into the police car, he was pulling away, kicking and head-butted an officer. He was also accused of spitting at a jail staffer (spit being the bodily substance referenced above) while he was being processed. The police report states Jones "purposely and knowingly spit on the hand" of a licensed practical nurse at the jail.
Jones has a history of being arrested. In 2007, Jones pleaded no contest to conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct after being accused of playing a role in a Las Vegas bar fight that left a man paralyzed. Two people were shot in the altercation, and though Jones was not the gunman, the victim sued him and he was forced to pay up more than $10 million.
Jones was also arrested but found not guilty of assault back in 2013 after he was accused of punching a woman outside a bar. In 2015, he got into an altercation leaving a Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Indiana due to disorderly conduct, though he was never charged.
Jones was drafted into the NFL in 2005 by the Titans and has been with the Cincinnati Bengals since 2010. As of now, he remains under contract with the Bengals through the 2018 season.
Update: Jones appeared in court on Tuesday morning, at which point a judge set $37,500 in bonds for his release.
Judge sets $37,500 in bonds for Adam Jones. Felony charges involve spitting on jail nurse and deputy, documents say pic.twitter.com/Bjq7IVbycT— Kevin Grasha (@kgrasha) January 3, 2017
Adam Jones' "vehemently denies" accusations, attorney says. Prosecutor: Incident at Millennium Hotel involved "banging on doors" pic.twitter.com/oqn0uEGkp1— Kevin Grasha (@kgrasha) January 3, 2017
As expected #Bengals say they are aware of the charges against Adam Jones, working to gather more info and have no comment at this time.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) January 3, 2017
.@Bengals Adam Jones in court. pic.twitter.com/iE9z8iy757— Perry Schaible (@Local12Perry) January 3, 2017
More details: Jones allegedly pushed, poked man in the eye. Officers allege he kicked, headbutted police during arrest. @FOX19 pic.twitter.com/fWqNigmcNe— Charisse Gibson (@OkayCharisse) January 3, 2017