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Jones’ case has been delayed twice while Hamilton County decides how to move forward with the Bengals cornerback. But, an update could be coming today.

Update: Jones’ felony charge has been dropped. Read the story here.


Cornerback Adam Jones remains on the Cincinnati Bengals’ roster following his January arrest.

According to WLWT 5, a decision on whether Jones will be charged is expected on Wednesday, March 22.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said that an announcement is likely Wednesday about whether Adam "Pacman" Jones will be charged after a January arrest.

Jones was arrested at the Millennium Hotel in downtown Cincinnati on January 3 and was charged with assault, disorderly conduct, obstructing official business and harassment with a bodily substance. Only the final charge is a felony, while the rest are misdemeanors.

Jones reportedly was beating on different hotel room doors and then pushed and poked a hotel security employee in the eye when he came to investigate. When police were called to the scene, Jones allegedly resisted arrest and head butted and kicked the police office.

He then got into the police car, where he called the arresting officer “a b–tch a– ni—-” and then went on to say “I hope you die tomorrow. You’re gonna be out of a job tomorrow.”

You can watch parts of the cop car dash cam video here, but keep in mind, it is not safe for work.

At the jail, Jones allegedly spit on the jail nurse, which caused him to be hit with the felony charge associated with his arrest. He also had to be put in restraints due to his behavior.

The Bengals have said they will not make a decision on Jones’ future with the team until the legal system plays out. Additionally, the NFL has yet to announce what Jones’ punishment will be, despite Deters delaying Jones’ case in hopes of the NFL punishing him before Hamilton County had to act.

"I’m not going to condone what he did," Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin said via Bengals.com. "But whether there was something criminal or not is to be determined by the criminal justice system. We’re going to let that work, and if there’s an NFL penalty that will be determined by the league, we’ll let that work, and we’re not going to make any rash, harsh or fast decisions about the future of our team without all the information."

We’ll keep you posted as more updates become available on the aftermath of Jones’ arrest.