Pacman Jones co-defendent sentenced

Updated: August 30, 2011, 6:28 PM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- A former bodyguard for NFL football player Adam "Pacman" Jones has been sentenced in Las Vegas to probation, community service and anger management counseling for his role in a Las Vegas strip club fracas and shooting that left three people wounded in February 2007.

Robert "Big Rob" Reid, 31, of Compton, Calif., was sentenced Thursday by Clark County District Court Judge Douglas Herndon after pleading an equivalent of no contest in December 2007 to misdemeanor conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct, said his lawyer, Robert Langford.

"It closes the case for Mr. Reid," Langford said Tuesday. He said Reid still works as a bodyguard and has been involved in the filming of a reality TV show featuring strippers touring on a bus.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal first reported Reid's sentencing on Tuesday.

Authorities allege that Jones instigated the shooting by throwing wads of dollar bills from a large plastic trash bag onto a stage at the club, called Minxx, during NBA All-Star Game weekend in Las Vegas.

Jones, 27, now plays defensive cornerback for the Cincinnati Bengals. He has denied a role in the shooting.

Police alleged that Jones met outside the club with Arvin Kenti Edwards of Renton, Wash., before Edwards opened fire.

Edwards, 32, was sentenced earlier this month to four to 10 years in prison after entering a so-called Alford plea to attempted murder with use of a deadly weapon. The plea avoided trial and spared Edwards an admission of guilt but acknowledged that prosecutors could prove the case against him.

Jones is serving one year of probation for his Alford plea in December 2007 to conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct -- the same against Reid.

Jones could face a hearing in Las Vegas about whether an arrest in July at an Ohio bar violated terms of that sentence.

Clark County District Attorney David Roger said Tuesday that prosecutors in Las Vegas are monitoring that case stemming from Jones' arrest on charges of resisting arrest and misdemeanor disorderly conduct to determine whether to ask a Nevada judge to jail Jones for violating a stay-out-of-trouble order.

Langford, who also represents Jones, said he didn't think Jones' case in Ohio would lead to a hearing in Las Vegas.

Jones was a 2005 first-round draft pick by the Tennessee Titans. He's been in and out of legal trouble, with at least six arrests over the years and involvement in about a dozen situations that included police intervention.

He was suspended by the league for the entire 2007 season and six games in 2008 following off-field incidents. He sat out the 2009 season before signing a two-year deal in May 2010 to play for Cincinnati.


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