Adam 'Pacman' Jones pleads guilty to disorderly conduct charge

Ex-NFL cornerback Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones pleads guilty to disorderly conduct charge after an outburst on an airplane when his charging outlet did not work

  • ‘Pacman’ was arrested back on September 11 on a flight at Covington Airport 
  • Jones is the most arrested NFL player since 2000 – getting cuffed ten times 
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Former Cincinnati Bengals star cornerback Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones pled guilty to a disorderly conduct charge in a Kentucky courtroom after a meltdown on an airplane.

Appearing in a Boone County courtroom to issue a plea, Jones apologized to the officers he screamed at in the midst of an outburst while on a plane at Covington Airport in Kentucky, just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati.

As a part of his plea deal, the charges of alcohol intoxication and making a terrorist threat he was facing were dropped.

Jones was sentenced to 30 days in jail, but suspended imposing the sentence – meaning he walked free and won’t have to serve any time if he stays out of trouble for the next two years.

On Twitter after the hearing, Jones provided a statement: ‘I take my role as a retired athlete and citizen of our community seriously; I absolutely believe in giving back and treating others well. 

Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones has agreed to a plea deal after being charged with disorderly conduct

Jones said he was trying to do work for an ESPN show when he couldn’t get an outlet to work

‘I LOVE living in this city. That’s why I am disappointed that I stand before you today. On the day in question I was flying for work; I have a lot of people that I am responsible for and getting an opportunity to work is something I am thankful for. 

‘I was headed to film a show that would be aired on ESPN. I had purchased two seats because I knew I would need extra room for my pre-show preparation. My computer, my notes, etc.. 

‘Unfortunately, neither of the chargers for the seats I purchased were working. I contacted the flight attendant about moving and received no assistance. 

‘Shortly thereafter, to my surprise, I was advised the plane was returning to the ramp and that I would be required to exit the plane. I was stunned. 

‘I was admittedly confused and certainly frustrated when I left the plane and encountered the Airport Police. I am not proud of my conversations with the police that day. 

‘I am truly aware that police have a very difficult job and deserve to be treated with respect and appreciation. I let my frustrations from the plane bubble over into my conversation with the officers. 

‘I regret the fact that my comments were rude, offensive, and not warranted. The police were professional with me and deserved my respect in return. I genuinely apologize.’

Jones was arrested back on September 11 of this year when he got into a heated discussion with a flight attendant about those aforementioned electrical outlets.

Jones also apologized for his interactions with police saying they ‘deserved my respect’

Jones has been arrested 10 times since 2000 – the most of any NFL player in that span

Video from that day appears to show an angry Jones talking to a flight attendant asking him to fix his seat before takeoff.

Eventually, the pilot decided to kick him off the plane and he was greeted by officers at the jet bridge.

Reports from the flight attendants said Jones reeked of alcohol, and when questioned by police officers, the ex-NFL star shouted, ‘I ain’t had s**t to drink, I had one drink n***a it’s 6:00am.’

Jones has had multiple run-ins with the law throughout his adult life – having been arrested ten times since 2000.

He played 12 seasons in the NFL for the Tennessee Titans, Dallas Cowboys, Cincinnati Bengals, and Denver Broncos. 

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