Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones is no stranger to the back seat of a police car. So you might think the 33-year-old would have known how to behave when he was arrested in early January for at a hotel in downtown Cincy. As the video above makes clear, he does not.
Choice lines from Jones' tirade include: "You a bitch, bro;" "Suck my dick;" "I hope you die tomorrow;" and "Bitch, you're going to be out of a job tomorrow."
Jones was arrested for allegedly poking a hotel security guard in the eye and head-butting a police offer before this rant occurred. The charges got worse once he arrived at the police station and spit the on the hand of a female nurse. For that, a felony harassment charge was added.
Cincinnati police released the above video Monday and it was immediately met with an apology from Jones.
"Adam Jones is deeply embarrassed and remorseful for his conduct and language after being arrested in early January. Mr. Jones has the utmost respect for law-enforcement and the difficulties police encounter on a daily basis.
The Bengals put out a statement too. It said, "We are extremely disappointed with Adam’s behavior. The behavior in the video is not what we expect from our players. The Club is aware that Adam has put forth his own apology, however, we also offer an apology to the public and to our loyal fans."
Those who've been paying attention to the NFL for the past decade know that Jones has had a few brushes with the law in the past. But the lack of new entries on his rap sheet made it seem as if he was maturing in his old age. Guess not.
The last time Jones got in trouble was in October 2008, when a fight in a Dallas hotel led to a four-game suspension by the NFL. Prior to that, he was arrested for a bunch of scurrilous activity, including hitting a woman at an Atlanta strip club, fighting at a Vegas strip club and spitting in the face of a woman at a Tennessee night club.
Sounds like if he set an earlier bed time, he might stay out of trouble.