Adam "Pacman" Jones was arrested earlier this year, but he did not want to talk about it Monday during the Bengals' voluntary offseason workouts.
He briefly addressed the incident by expressing his "gratitude" toteamowner Mike Brownand Bengalscoaches for staying with him throughout the process. But he was asked about it again a few minutes later, and according to My Dayton Daily News, he became "irate."
“Didn’t I just tell you don’t ask me that?” Jones said. “You out the (interview). Turn around. Go back that way. See you. Next question. That’s his last interview for the year.”
The reporter complied, but Jones, who reportedly was taking anger management classes in [the] wake of his arrest, continued to berate the reporter, who had walked clear away from his locker, while walking to the restroom after ending the interview, yelling at him for asking “stupid ass (expletive) questions.”
The veteran cornerback was accused of beingdisruptive at a hotel in January, which led police to the scene. At that point, police allege Jones became disruptive and claimhepushed a security guard, poked him in the eye and then refused to comply with law enforcement officers.
He faced a felony charge ofharassment with a bodily substance after allegedly spitting at a female officer. That charge was dropped last month,but he still faces three additional misdemeanor charges in the incident. Those charges includeassault, disorderly conduct and obstructing official business.
"I see Adam Jones through my own eyes. I see different facets of his personality. I see him as a person who is energetic, lively, positive for the most part, exceptionally so. I know a little bit about his family, that weighs in my mind. I think back to when he had his little daughter and she was a premie. He used to drive up from practices at Georgetown every day after practice to look through the glass and see her where they kept the premie babies in the hospital and the lights went out, one after another in that group of little babies, they disappeared. His little girl managed to survive. Now she has grown into a 5-year-old little girl. Wonderful little girl. Very pretty, very attractive, very energetic. To me, that is a story that registers. I would say this point blank: Am I looking to harm her? I’m not. It’s a bigger picture than one incident. And I get to be the one that sits in the chair to decide that. So I have chosen to decide it the way I am deciding it. I’m going to give him a chance. I hope it comes out right for him, for his family and for us. I know there are critics. I understand. But that is a full answer. And that’s what I have to say about it."