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.”
He doesn't condone Adam Jones' actions but is giving him a second chance: This is someone's life.'
— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) March 29, 2017
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.