Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones was arrested on Monday and charged with one count of assault, according to Cincinnati.com. The arrest stems from an alleged altercation in Cincinnati last Wednesday after a MLB game between the Reds and Rockies.
Peter Schaffer, Jones' agent, told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the incident began when two intoxicated women approached Jones and asked to take a photo with him. As recounted by his agent, things got ugly after Jones refused the request. One of the women allegedly threw a beer bottle at Jones and he then retaliated by slapping her.
Jones tweeted about the arrest on Monday claiming that he was defending himself.
Just got arrestedfor protecting myself, I will not let this break me or change what I have work so hard for ....
— ADAm Pacman Jones (@REALPACMAN24) June 10, 2013
Schaffer told USA Today Sports that Jones refused to take a photo with the women "because he's married and the last thing he wants is a picture with two women showing up on Twitter or something."
“If this was anyone else they don’t charge him and they arrest the girl who threw the bottle, not the guy,” Schaffer said, via Cincinnati.com. “Given what Adam has been through with the legal process he has been incredibly positive and believes he will be vindicated.”
ESPN 1530 in Cincinnati obtained footage from a security camera outside the bar of the incident.
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