Adam "Pacman" Jones was arrested early Monday morning following an alleged incident on an outbound flight at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
As reported by WLWT5, police were called around 6 a.m. to respond to an “unruly passenger” aboard a departing aircraft. Jones was subsequently removed from the plane, arrested, and taken to Boone County Jail in Kentucky, where he was charged with misdemeanor alcohol intoxication, disorderly conduct, and terroristic threatening.
According to court documents obtained by the local news station, Jones "interrupted flight operations" while complaining about his USB chargers not working. The former Pro Bowl cornerback subsequently unbuckled his seatbelt, and issued his concerns before he was "given one last opportunity to settle down."
"Mr. Jones remained argumentative," the documents read. "Both flight attendants could smell a strong odor of alcohol on his person." As the airplane returned to the gate, "Mr. Jones continued to be combative and argumentative." Once in the presence of law enforcement, Jones allegedly threatened a police officer, saying, "Wait, I'm going to get you, and that's not a threat. It's a promise."
After being released from jail on Monday afternoon, Jones spoke with reporters to shed light on what happened. Pacman admitted he was embarrassed by the situation, but denied that he was drunk on the flight.
"I'm hurt, this is embarrassing," Jones said in the above video posted to Twitter by WKRC's Adam Clements. "Y'all are talking about 5, 6:30 in the morning. Who the hell is drunk at 6:30 in the morning? So, people just wake up and be drunk and go to the airport?"
Jones maintained that if he'd been in the wrong, he'd admit it.
"I'm going to stand for what I stand for, which is respect, honesty, and I'm walking my walk. I'm not kissing nobody's ass, I'm not doing that. If I'm wrong, I'm going to tell you I'm wrong, 100 percent," Jones said.