Bengals cornerback Adam Jones pleads guilty to obstruction charge

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Bengals cornerback Adam Jones pleads guilty to obstruction charge
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Tuesday May 16th, 2017

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor charge stemming from an altercation with police earlier this year.

Jones had misdemeanor counts of assault and disorderly conduct dismissed on Tuesday after a plea deal. He was sentenced to two days in jail on the obstructing official business count. He already got credit for time served on that offense.

Jones was accused of assaulting a man by "pushing and poking" him in the eye during a Jan. 2 incident at downtown Cincinnati hotel. He was 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 also faced charges of harassment with a bodily substance, which is a felony, after allegedly spitting on a nurse who works for the jail's medical staff. That felony charge was later dismissed. 

During a court appearance on Tuesday, Jones apologized for his behavior and to a Cincinnati police officer he made profane comments to after his arrest.

"I'd like to apologize for my actions that night, to the police officer, that is not an example of me or how I want my kids to see me. I truly apologize for what I did, for my actions. I'm trying to get better every day," Jones said.

Jones still could be punished by the NFL for violations under the personal conduct policy.

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