Bengals' Adam Jones ordered to pay over $12 million to shooting victims
Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones has been ordered by a Nevada court to pay over $12 million in damages to the victims of a 2007 shooting at a Las Vegas strip club, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The shooting broke out after Jones began showering dancers with cash. The dancers fought over the money, sparking a brawl inside the club. The shooter was identified as Arvin Edwards, who pleaded guilty to one count of attempted murder with use of a deadly weapon. Jones said he had never met Edwards, but Jones was found responsible for having started the brawl.
Three people were wounded in the shooting, including two doormen who were awarded monetary damages. Thomas Urbanski, who was paralyzed below the waist, was awarded roughly $11 million. The second doorman, Aaron Cudworth, was awarded $1.3 million.
Jones was originally ordered to pay the damages in 2012, but appealed the decision to the Nevada Supreme Court. A judge upheld that ruling Friday.
Jones, 31, has played for the Bengals since 2010. He was the team's primary kick and punt returner this season and played 69.1 percent of Cincinnati's defensive snaps.
- Dan Gartland