CINCINNATI – Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones was questioned by police after a traffic incident following a 24-21 loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday, but was released a short time later without a ticket or charges.
Cincinnati police Officer K. Hall said Jones drove over the curb "trying to avoid hitting someone or something" in a downtown street. The streets were crowded with fans leaving the Bengals game and others going to the Reds' evening playoff game against Philadelphia.
Hall said Jones was questioned and released.
Jones was out of football last year, the culmination of a long streak of off-field problems. The Bengals gave him a two-year deal that represents a last chance to salvage his career, which started with promise when he was Tennessee's first-round draft pick in 2005.
Jones had six arrests and a dozen incidents involving police intervention, leaving his career at a crossroads. The Bengals gave him a tryout in the offseason and decided to give him a chance. He played well in the preseason and won the third cornerback job.
He was upbeat as he left the locker room on Sunday. He glanced at receivers Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco — both downcast after giving up a late lead — and said, "You're looking like hounds in a dog show."