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.
More from Bengals News
- Jackson Carman winning LG job isn’t a given after Bengals preseason opener
- Denzel Ward wants to flex on Bengals WRs in 2022
- Scouting the enemy: Bengals preseason opener chat with Raising Zona
- Bengals should place these 3 players on the trade block
- 3 advantages the Bengals have over the Steelers in 2022
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.”"