Adam Jones Attacks Reporter On Bengals’ First Day Of Workouts

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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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The season is young. But, the Cincinnati Bengals are already feeling the heat. Adam Jones is making headlines on the first day of workouts.

When does the madness end? When you’re Adam Jones and you play corner for the Cincinnati Bengals, it seems to be continuous. The latest problem for Jones came on the Bengals’ first day of offseason workouts. During an open interview session at PBS, a reporter felt the heat of Jones’ wrath. Per the Dayton Daily News, a question about responding to fans caused the blow-up.

Jones had requested that any questions about court be kept out of the interview. For the first part of the discussion, Pacman was asked about his feelings on being back with the Bengals.

"“Words can’t express can’t express my gratitude or my feelings for the organization, Mr. Brown, coach Lewis, the teammates, the City of Cincinnati,” Jones started. “This is home for me. I’m very eager to be here. I don’t take it for granted. I love playing football, and I love helping the guys out and working together for one common goal, which is winning. I’m more than happy to be here.”"

But things went sour fast when the reporter (identified as Fox 19’s Joe Danneman) asked if he had anything to prove to the fans of Cincinnati after being arrested. That’s when Jones decided he’d had enough and kicked Danneman out of the interview. He went as far as telling him it was his last opportunity to talk with him.

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"“I know you said you were thankful for the organization, is there anything you have to show to fans, have to prove to the fans for them to welcome you back since there were a lot of people upset with the way things went down in the offseason for you?”"

And then…

"“Didn’t I just tell you don’t ask me that?” Jones replied. “You out the interview, turn around, go back, go back that way, see you. Next question.”"

According to ESPN’s Katherine Terrell, Danneman left the vicinity and Jones went to the restroom. But, Jones continued to berate Danneman and eventually said it was a “dumba** question.” Eventually, Marvin Lewis had to calm Adam down.

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The season hasn’t started and the heat is on with Pacman. Seems like the anger management courses are really helping. The best way to prove change isn’t by talking about it. It has to be shown through actions. If Adam says the Queen City is his home, he has a strange way of showing it. Cincinnati fans just want a serious work ethic and dedication to winning. The hardcore, gangsta routine will alienate Jones quickly.

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