Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones got into a verbal altercation with a reporter during a media session after the reporter asked about offseason issues.
Adam “Pacman” Jones went off on a tirade on a reporter Monday after the reporter asked him a question about his offseason arrest. Jones specifically said before the interview started that he would not be responding to any questions in regard to the offseason incident which landed Jones in jail.
The question that provoked Jones was asked by Fox 19’s Joe Danneman. Danneman said, “I know you said you were thankful for the organization, is there anything you have to show to fans, have to prove to the fans for them to welcome you back since there were a lot of people upset with the way things went down in the offseason for you?”
This is where Jones went off, kicked Danneman out of the interview circle, and reminded him that this would be the last interview of the season for him. He responded with “Didn’t I just tell you don’t ask me that? You out the (interview), turn around, go back, go back that way, see you. Next question.”
According to Paul Dehner Jr. of Cincinnati.com, shortly after the outburst from Jones many of the reporters began to disperse and distance themselves from the situation as Jones himself began to get more combative and loud. Jones then proceeded to yell and curse at Danneman while walking past him two more times.
Jones has been going through alcohol treatment and anger management treatment as a result of his arrest. All the while, team president Mike Brown and the Bengals organization have stood behind Jones. Pacman was arrested for harassment with a bodily substance (spitting), assault, obstructing official business, and disorderly conduct. Additionally, Jones was caught on camera telling a police officer “I hope you die tomorrow.”
The felony charges against Jones were dropped by Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters. However, he still faces three misdemeanor charges in connection to the January 2nd incident.