It was reported earlier this week that the trial for Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones, who was charged with assault after police said he hit a woman at a nightclub, was being delayed. The trial had been scheduled to start Monday, but a judge delayed it until Oct. 7 at a defense attorney’s request.
The trial has now taken a strange turn today after it was reported today that the attorney for the alleged victim that Jones hit was indicted by federal prosecutors:
Prominent local defense attorney Mary Jill “MJ” Donovan was indicted Thursday by federal prosecutors who accuse her of helping those charged with drug and weapons crimes potentially avoid convictions.
Donovan, the wife of failed Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office candidate Sean Donovan, is accused of conspiracy to obstruct justice and two counts of obstructing justice.
Jones is being accused of hitting a 34-year-old woman at a downtown Cincinnati nightclub in June. A police report listed the injury as “minor”, and Jones has pleaded not guilty.
Jones’ latest run-in with the law comes after he pleaded guilty last year to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct in another case. A suspension at some point for Jones is likely based on his classification as a “repeat offender”.