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Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones to be arraigned today on assault charge

Adam "Pacman" Jones at a Bengals workout last month. (Al Behrman / AP) Adam “Pacman” Jones at a Bengals workout last month. (Al Behrman / AP)

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” was charged with one court of assault Monday for allegedly hitting a woman outside a Cincinnati bar last week.

Jones, who’d tweeted Monday that he’d been arrested “for protecting myself,” was released on his own recognizance and scheduled for arraignment today in Hamilton County court.

Jones and Shannon Wesley, police told, got into a verbal altercation at a bar near the Great American Ballpark last Wednesday. Jones refused a request to pose for photos and, after a beer was thrown at him, allegedly slapped the woman.

“The last thing he wants is a picture with two women showing up on Twitter or Facebook or some other form of social media,” Schaffer said.

Cincinnati’s Fox Sports radio station has what it says is surveillance video of the altercation.

Jones has a lengthy history of arrests and brushes with law enforcement. This is his third off-the-field incident since joining the Bengals in 2010 and, since entering the league in 2005, he has had at least seven other arrests. He was suspended for the 2007 season by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for repeated violations of the personal conduct policy. Since joining the Bengals, he has spoken to NFL rookies about

“Given what Adam has been through with the legal process he has been incredibly positive and believes he will be vindicated,” Schaffer said.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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Cindy Boren · June 11, 2013