Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 6/10/13
CINCINNATI Bengals cornerback Adam Jones has been arrested stemming from an incident last Wednesday night. Jones announced his arrest on his Twitter account early Monday afternoon. "Just got arrested for protecting myself, I will not let this break me or change what I have work so hard for, read Jones Tweet. Jones allegedly slapped a woman after he was hit in the head with a thrown beer bottle outside of a downtown bar. The alleged incident took place following the Reds game with the Colorado Rockies. The Bengals, per team policy, had no comment on the incident, said team spokesman Jack Brennan. Team policy is to wait until legal proceedings are complete before making any sort of statement. Peter Schaffer, Jones agent, told USA Today sports that Jones declined to have his picture taken with two women prior to the incident. Jones is married and didnt want his picture sent out over social media with two other women, according to Schaffer. Thats when he was hit in the head with the bottle. He turns around and immediately slaps the person. He has no idea whats going on or threw the bottle, Schaffer told USA Today. His teammates have enough of this and they walk out. The Bengals signed Jones to a three-year contract in March. He has played the past three seasons in Cincinnati, reviving a career marked more by off-fieldlegal troubles than his considerable talents as a player. At the time of his signing, Jones said the trust the Bengals showed in him over the past three years and his life in Cincinnati played an important role in his decision. Pretty much all of it, said Jones on March 21. Knowing that these guys have been with me through thick and thin, coming off a year out of football, and then playing good football and getting hurt, having surgery and still having trust in me had a lot to do with my decision. Plus, the city of Cincinnati had a lot to do with it, too. I like it here, Ive built a great fan base here and I do a lot in the community. And Im content. My family is happy. Its a nice place for us to build a home. Jones was Tennessees first-round pick in 2005, No. 6 overall, but his first five years he was known more for his nickname Pacman and his actions that tended to keep him off the field. The NFL suspended him for the entire 2007 season for violating the personal conduct policy, and he received another six-game suspension in 2008 after Tennessee traded him to Dallas for under the same policy. His problems kept him out of the NFL for the 2009 season. The Bengals signed him in 2010, taking a gamble that he could live up to the potential as a player while maturing off of the field. He has had two prior off-field incidents since becoming a Bengal, one of which Cincinnati Police apologized to Jones for misconduct on their part. Jones had to apologize to Cincinnati Police following a 2011 incident in which he was charged with resisting arrest. Jones spoke at last years NFL Rookie Symposium, an annual event aimed at helping first-year players adjust to life in the NFL. His basic message: Dont do what I did. Last year, a Nevada jury found that Jones was responsible for injuries suffered by two security guards at a Las Vegas strip club and ordered him to pay 11.65 million to them and one of their wives. Defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer coached Jones in Dallas in 2008 and has gotten him to succeed on the field. Jones, 29, is coming off one of his best seasons as a pro when he made 43 tackles, had one sack and broke up 11 passes. He played in all 16 games, with five starts, but he teamed with Leon Hall and Terence Newman to give the Bengals a solid cornerback trio. He was also integral to the return game, averaging 11.6 yards on 26 punt returns, including an 81-yard return for a touchdown against Cleveland in Week 2. He was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
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