Adam "Pacman" Jones found himself in a fight in Atlanta on Wednesday at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, but it seems the contested NFL Cornerback role in the Fracas was a case of self-defense. The 13-year-old veteran was caught on tape when he exchanged words with airport employee Frank Ragin, but did not become physical until he was first bumped and beaten by Ragin.
Although Jones had not started the fight, he finished it. A two-punch combination sent the dazed employee to the floor, where the long-lasting Bengals Cornerback gave his suddenly defenseless aggressor one final blow.
Jones was not quoted for his role in the altercation, and according to the Atlanta police, he refused medical treatment for a facial injury. Ragin was charged with two battery charges.
What does that mean for Adam Jones?
Jones was arrested in 2006 for marijuana possession alone and was once arrested for disorderly behavior and public poisoning after she spit on a female Tennessee State student at a nightclub. In 2007, he was charged with two crimes after allegedly popping the head of a dancer on stage in a Las Vegas strip club. This resulted in a close combat in which three people were injured after a man reportedly connected to Jones fired shots into the crowd. Jones pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and had no time in jail, although a judge in Cook County later ordered him to pay more than $ 11 million to his victims following two civil lawsuits. The NFL then suspended him for the entire 2007 season.
Relative police silence followed until 2017, when he was arrested on 3 January for obstructing official business, uncontrolled behavior, assault, and harassment on a physical disability charge Substance. He would spend two days in jail and receive a one-game suspension from the League after pleading guilty for preventing a police officer.
Jones is 34 years old, free agent cornerback on the flip side of his NFL bow and still struggling. For much of his career, the Bengals considered his talent strong enough to wash out the less palatable aspects of his personal life. With its diminishing influence, this latest headline could be enough for the teams to think a fourth or fifth time before contracting veteran Cornerback.