Bengals owner stands behind Adam Jones, admits he might be ‘overly tolerant’

Adam Jones
Jesse Reed
Written by Jesse Reed

Adam Jones will remain a member of the Cincinnati Bengals organization, despite yet another embarrassing off-field incident. Owner Mike Brown gave an impassioned speech about his player in his first public comments about Jones since that incident, making it clear he won’t be letting Jones go.

As shared by Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Inquirer, Brown admitted, “Maybe I am overly tolerant. If so, so be it.”

Jones has a long history of off-field incidents dating back to the days in which he was known as “Pacman” Jones. Even before being drafted in 2005 (he went No. 6 overall), he was on probation stemming from a fight in West Virginia. That year, he was also arrested and charged with assault and felony vandalism after a nightclub incident. Multiple other arrests were made in his early NFL career, and he was infamously involved in a Las Vegas shooting which left one man paralyzed — an incident that ended up costing him millions.

This latest incident is just one more example of Jones’ inability to keep out of trouble. He avoided felony charges but is still being charged with misdemeanor charges of assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing official business pending. He will plead not guilty, of course.

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Jesse Reed

Jesse Reed

Managing Editor here at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker, and, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.