Adam Jones just doesn’t know when to quit.
The latest antics from the embattled Cincinnati Bengals cornerback came Monday during an open locker-room session with local media. Today was the first day of Organized Training Activities (OTAs) and as such the first locker room session. There, Jones asked reporters not to talk about his arrest and pending court case, and then didn’t take too kindly to being asked by a reporter if he wanted to say anything to the fans about his offseason arrest, according to My Dayton Daily News:
But a couple of minutes later Jones got irate when the reporter asked, “I know you said you were thankful for the organization, is there anything you have to show to fans, have to prove to the fans for them to welcome you back since there were a lot of people upset with the way things went down in the offseason for you?”
“Didn’t I just tell you don’t ask me that?” Jones said. “You out the (interview). Turn around. Go back that way. See you. Next question. That’s his last interview for the year.”
The reporter complied, but Jones, who reportedly was taking anger management classes in wake of his arrest, continued to berate the reporter, who had walked clear away from his locker, while walking to the restroom after ending the interview, yelling at him for asking “stupid ass (expletive) questions.”
Jones kept after the reporter after returning for the restroom until Lewis entered the locker room and sat down to talk with him.
It sounds like the reporter, which was FOX19’s Joe Danneman, was actually giving Jones a pretty easy question by asking him if he wanted to say anything to the Bengals’ loyal fans about what transpired this offseason and how he’ll become a better man because of it (or some other chitter chatter that we know isn’t true).
But instead, Pacman went full Pacman and blew up on the reporter for no good reason. It’s not like the guy asked Adam if he was worried about getting cut or something controversial of that nature.
At the very end of this video from Local12, you can see some of the incident between Jones and Danneman.
You can’t really blame Jones for
showing his true colors still acting this way, even after his offseason arrest. Owner Mike Brown, intentionally or unintentionally, has made it clear he’s willing to tolerate more than most, if not all 31 other franchises will put up with.
It looks like we’ll be putting up for this for at least one more season.