What Adam Jones’ Arrest Means For The Bengals

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Dec 24, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones (24) reacts after a call during the third quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 24, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones (24) reacts after a call during the third quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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What Adam Jones' Arrest Means For The Bengals
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The Charges

After being taken to jail late Monday night, Jones now has multiple charges pending against him. Assault, disorderly conduct, obstructing official business, and felony harassment comprise the new allegations.

The story goes that Jones was banging on hotel doors late Monday night, before tangling with security. Court documents say Jones began shoving the guards and poked one in the eye, likely prompting the first two legal accusations of assault and disorderly conduct.

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After his altercation with security, records show that police were called. Jones allegedly resisted arrest, head-butting and kicking the officers escorting him to a squad car. Unfortunately, the story doesn’t end here.

Slightly after midnight, once Jones was officially in custody, the court ordered a blood sample be taken from Jones to check for any substances in his system. Upon a nurse’s attempt to draw the blood, Jones allegedly spit on the nurse. If this is true, Jones would have committed a felony in Ohio, and one that carries a penalty of up to a year behind bars.

Speaking mostly through a public defender, Jones has denied all charges. Leaving the Hamilton County Jail, Jones vehemently refuted all claims brought against him and briefly explained the situation, per ESPN.com.

"“None of this makes sense. For touching a guy, like this [pretending to lightly tap someone’s arm], I got arrested.”"

Jones added that he’s “more than [confident] that this will be dismissed pretty soon.” He also apologized to the Bengals fans and the organization, saying “I’m sorry that this happened” before once again denying the claims before him.

"“I’m sorry that this happened.”"

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