Ex NFL Star Adam “Pacman” Jones Arrested For Public Intoxication At Casino, Accused of Cheating Table
On Wednesday, former NFL Pro-Bowler, Pacman Jones (real name Adam Jones) was reportedly arrested in an Lawrenceburg, Indiana Casino for public intoxication, intimidation, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Jones remained in custody into Thursday morning and is expected to appear in Ohio County court Thursday afternoon, according to police and jail records.
During a card game at the casino, Indiana Gaming agents investigated a complaint of cheating at a table between midnight and 3 a.m. Gaming agents say Jones “immediately became verbally combative and disorderly,” according to reports.
Jones’ Attorney, Del Weldon, of Pillar Law Group LLP in Lawrenceburg, has released a statement on behalf of Adam Jones on Wednesday evening:
Adam was gaming at a table set up by his casino host with his friends, as he has done many times before. He was approached by gaming agents and falsely accused of cheating. He was arrested merely for reacting in the way any of us would. No one wants to be called a cheat, and we all have a right to stand up for ourselves. There is no reason he should be forced to sit in jail this long on mere allegations. He should be home right now with his family, as he is presumed innocent in the eyes of the law.
Weldon continues, asking for equal treatment for the former NFLer,
We are confident that we will be treated fairly tomorrow in court so Adam can be released and we can begin to show what really happened last night. His charges should not be elevated or increased simply because of who he is. Justice should be blind and we should all be treated equally by the law. I would ask everyone not to rush to judgment, the facts will show that Adam was not in the wrong.
As previously reported in the summer of 2018, Jones was involved in a altercation with an Atlanta airport Employee. According to police, Jones was walking through the airport when ABM employee, Frank Ragin, made a gesture towards him. When Jones confronts him about it, the two engage in a verbal altercation. Ragin then charges towards Jones, punching him before an all-out fight breaks out.
Jones, who turned 35 at the end of September has played for a number of NFL teams including the Tennessee Titans, Dallas Cowboys, and Cincinnati Bengals. Most recently, Jones signed with the Broncos in late August. Later , he became a free agent at the start of the new league year after the Bengals announced they declined an option in his contract for the 2018 season.
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