Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones pleaded guilty Tuesday to obstructing official business as part of a plea deal resulting from his Jan. 3 arrest, according to our news partners at WCPO.
As part of the deal, Hamilton County Court Judge Dwayne Mallory dropped the two other misdemeanors for assault and disorderly conduct. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters previously dropped a felony charge of harassment with a bodily substance, which resulted from Jones allegedly spitting on a nurse at the county intake after officers arrested the cornerback outside a Cincinnati hotel a little more than 24 hours after the final game of the Bengals season.
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Police allege Jones, 33, pushed a hotel security guard and poked him in the eye in addition to kicking and head-butting an arresting officer who attempted to put him in a patrol car.
Video of the ride to the county intake shows Jones cursing at the officer who was driving, telling him “I hope you die tomorrow.”
Jones later entered alcohol and anger management programs and apologized for his actions in a statement from his lawyer.
According to the report from WCPO, Jones got emotional following today’s hearing, wiping his eyes after saying in a trembling voice he was “sorry for putting the officer in that situation” in addition to apologizing to coach Marvin Lewis, fans, teammates and Bengals president owner Mike Brown, who publicly supported Jones following the arrest.
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