Dec 13, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones (24) along the sidelines prior to playing the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Bengals defeated the Eagles 34-13. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Adam Jones Pleads Not Guilty After Being Accused of Hitting Woman


A day after Adam “Pacman” Jones was arrested for allegedly trying to hurt a woman, he has pleaded not guilty.

He has been accused of hitting a 34-year old woman at a downtown nightclub in Cincinnati shortly before midnight, according to ESPN.com.

A police report lists the woman’s injury as minor.

Surveillance video, deemed authentic by Cincinnati police, appears to show Jones approach two women seated outside of the club. A third then approaches Jones and seems to confront him. The video shows the third woman reach towards Jones’ face, however, it remains unclear as to if she was holding anything or if contact was made.

Jones then appears to hit the woman, who falls to the ground before quickly getting up to follow Jones off-camera.

On Monday, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told ESPN, “we’re aware of it and will review the facts at the appropriate time.”

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said, “It’s unfortunate that he’s in this situation. That’s really all I can add to it. Obviously, this has to work its way out, whichever way it does.”

Jones was present in the team’s first mandatory mini-camp, but declined to comment on the arrest.

Information in this article was synched from ESPN NFL Insider’s Adam Schefter, ESPN.com’s AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley, and The Associated Press.

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