Thursday, March 1, 2007
Pacman faces obstruction charge in Georgia
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones is scheduled to appear in court in Georgia later this month
on obstruction charges from an incident with police last year, The
Tennessean reported on its Web site Wednesday night.
Jones, who has been staying with family and friends near his
hometown of Atlanta, was recently accused of being involved in a
fight at a Las Vegas strip club that ended in the shootings of two
bouncers and a customer. Police have not named any suspects in the
case and no one has been charged.
Now Jones is scheduled to appear in Superior Court in
Fayetteville, Ga., on subpoenas for felony and misdemeanor
obstruction of justice charges for an incident outside a home in
February 2006, The Tennessean reported. Jones owns a home in Fayetteville.
"One of our officers was involved in a traffic stop with him,
and after Pacman and others ran into a home, there was a physical
altercation between him and the officer, and he was involved in
that. He was arrested for that," Police Chief Steve Heaton told
It wasn't immediately known why the charges weren't filed
The Tennessean also reported that Jones was arrested and charged
with marijuana possession in the same county a month later, but the
charges were later dismissed.
Worrick Robinson, one of Jones' attorneys, declined comment to
the newspaper Wednesday night. Phone messages left late Wednesday
night at the offices of Robinson and Atlanta attorney Manny Arora
weren't immediately returned.
The alleged obstruction occurred one night in February when
Jones and friends were sitting in a car outside a house around 1
a.m., Heaton said. Police had been monitoring the area for
burglaries and when they approached the car there was a verbal
confrontation. Jones wasn't suspected of being involved in any
"The verbal altercation led to a physical confrontation and
they ran into a home they were sitting outside of. We had to run in
and get them and there was a physical confrontation with Pacman and
he was charged with the felony obstruction," Heaton said. "We had
to get physical with him and he got physical with us."
Including the most recently reported Georgia incidents, there
have been 10 instances where Jones has gotten into trouble and the police have
been involved. He has been arrested four times. Charges from a
Nashville nightclub incident in July 2005 were dismissed in March
2006. A judge dismissed a simple assault charge against Jones for spitting on a
woman on Feb. 1.
The Titans have said they are monitoring Jones' legal troubles,
but have refused to comment on any of the allegations.