Bengals cornerback Adam Jones arrested, charged with assault

A criminal complaint says that Bengals cornerback Adam Jones is accused of assaulting a man by "pushing and poking" him in the eye.
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Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones was arrested early Tuesday morning, according to records from the Hamilton County (Ohio) Sheriff's Office.

According to the jail records, Jones was placed into custody at 12:25 a.m. local time and was scheduled to be arraigned in court at 9 a.m. Tuesday. A judge set Jones' bond at $37,500.

A criminal complaint obtained by WBRC says that Jones is accused of assaulting a man by "pushing and poking" him in the eye. Jones is also accused of refusing to stop when ordered to by authorities and of kicking, head-butting and refusing to enter a police car.

Jones, 33, was originally booked on three misdemeanors: assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing official business. He was later charged with harassment with a bodily substance, which is a felony, after allegedly spitting on a nurse who works for the jail's medical staff.

Jones's attorney said his client "vehemently denies" the accusations.

Jones was arrested in 2013 and charged with assault after an incident at a local bar, but was found not guilty. Jones was also later charged with disorderly conduct for a separate incident.

Jones, who had 66 total tackles, with one forced fumbles and one interception in 2016, signed a three-year, $22 million contract this past off-season.

- Scooby Axson