Darren Kavinoky On Adam Jones Escalating Criminal Charges

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The NFL is plagued with players making headlines for the wrong reasons and Adam “Pacman” Jones is the latest pro football player to face criminal charges.[1] Adam Jones was arrested and admitted by Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department on January 3, 2017, at 12:25 AM. Jones faces four charges including harassment with a bodily substance, obstruction of official business, disorderly conduct, and assault. The total bond amount for all charges totals $37,500.[2]
CBS News reports that the trouble started for the thirty-three-year-old Jones in a bar, “where Jones was allegedly beating on doors, yelling, cursing and refusing to stop when asked.” [1] Pacman is due in court Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Criminal Charges

“One of the things that the criminal justice system is routinely concerned with is ensuring that someone doesn’t become a ‘repeat customer’ of the court,” says criminal defense lawyer Darren Kavinoky. “Sadly, based on what’s been reported, neither the NFL, nor the criminal courts, have been able to curtail the parade of allegations that have been going on for years, most of which appear to have been fueled by alcohol.”
“Moving from the Tennessee Titans to the Dallas Cowboys to the Cincinnati Bengals has only changed the geography of the incidents; it is like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic: until the underlying behavioral issue is truly dealt with and resolved, escalating incidents of misconduct will only result in increased punishment in court, and discipline from the NFL.”
Past arrests for the Atlanta, Georgia native include Jones’ arrest in 2006 outside a bar where he was charged with both disorderly conduct and public intoxication.[3] And in 2013, Jones was arrested outside of a Cincinnati nightclub for punching a woman in the head. He was found not guilty.[4]
1. Staff. January 3, 2017. CBS News. “Cincinnati Bengals’ Adam “Pacman” Jones arrested again, facing several charges.” Retrieved via http://www.cbsnews.com/news/adam-pacman-jones-cincinnati-bengals-arrested-again-facing-several-charges/
2. Hamilton County Sherriff’s Office. Retrieved on January 3, 2017 at .
3. August 26, 2006. Titans cornerback arrested. Online Athens. Retrieved via .
4. AP. August 8, 2013. NFL.com. Bengals’ Adam Jones found not guilty of assault charge http://fw.to/GXsxgYW.
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