It's been awhile since we've seen the name Adam "Pacman" Jones and the word "arrested" in the same sentence. But that streak officially came to an end today. About two hours ago, the Bengals cornerback revealed that he was arrested early Monday for "protecting" himself.
Just got arrestedfor protecting myself, I will not let this break me or change what I have work so hard for ....â€” ADAm Pacman Jones (@REALPACMAN24) June 10, 2013
So what exactly did Pacman do? According to Cincinnati prosecutor Charlie Rubenstein, he's been charged with one count of assault for allegedly slapping a woman outside of a Cincinnati bar last Wednesday. But Pacman's agent Peter Schaffer says there's more to it than that. He says that Jones was standing outside of the bar with several of his teammates when two women came up to him and asked him to take a photo with them. But he refused "because he's married and the last thing he wants is a picture with two women showing up on Twitter." He then turned away from the women.
Seconds later, Schaffer says that Jones got blasted in the back of the head with a beer bottle. He responded by turning around and slapping the person that he thought hit him. And that person turned out to be a female patron at the bar. As of right now, Schaffer says that he's spoken directly to witnesses who confirm Jones' account of what happened that night. But he's still going to have to fight the charge that was made against him earlier today.
Stay tuned to see how all of this plays out for Pacman. Given his history, we're guessing it's not going to end well, even if he did act in self-defense.
[via USA Today]