Former Cincinnati Bengals CB Adam 'Pacman' Jones Attacked By Airport Employee
on Jul 12, 2018 08:23 AM EDT
Former Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones suffered a laceration after being attacked by a man on Tuesday at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.
The attacker was identified as Frank Ragin who is an employee of ABM Industries. According to police spokesman Jarius Daugherty, the incident began when Ragin made a gesture to Jones while the latter was walking in the airport.
"Mr. Ragin eventually struck Mr. Jones with a closed fist causing a laceration to Mr. Jones' face. Mr. Jones then started to defend himself, causing Mr. Ragin to fall to the ground." the police said.
Jones and Ragin exchanged words before the latter threw a punch that resulted in a cut to the former's eye. The former Bengals defensive back would then punch Ragin thereafter thus putting the latter into the ground.
Ragin was charged with two counts of battery after hitting Jones' female friend. He was also brought to a hospital to be treated for his injuries. On the other hand, Jones and his companion declined medical attention.
Jones Has Extensive Arrest History
While the police concluded that Jones was not the aggressor of the incident, the 34-year-old has been known in the league for being arrested and suspended numerous times. After being drafted in 2005, Jones went on to miss the 2007 season for violating the National Football League's personal conduct policy. The former Westlake star was also involved in a strip club altercation that left a man paralyzed.
Just last year, the Atlanta, Georgia native pleaded guilty to obstructing the police after being involved in a fight in the downtown area of Cincinnati. Jones was charged with disorderly conduct and misdemeanor counts of assault but the charges were later dropped. The one-time Pro Bowler also served two days in jail for the incident and was suspended by the league for one game.
The 5-foot-11 Jones who was drafted sixth overall by the Tennessee Titans in the 2005 NFL draft spent eight seasons with the Bengals. He only played nine games last season with the Bengals wherein he contributed 131 yards on punt returns. Overall, Jones appeared in 139 games in his career with a stat line of 1919 yards and five touchdowns on punt returns and 3147 yards on kick returns.
The former West Virginia star was also a one-time All-Pro member. In spite of his impressive play on the defensive end, the 187-pound Jones has yet to ink a deal with a team as training camp nears.