"Pacman" Jones gets probation for Vegas brawl

Published February 25, 2011

| Reuters

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Adam "Pacman" Jones was sentenced on Thursday to a year's probation for his role in a 2007 Las Vegas strip club brawl that left one man paralyzed from the waist down and two others wounded.

The sentence on a gross misdemeanor charge of conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct means Jones, 27, who pleaded guilty, must stay out of trouble for a year, perform 200 hours of community service, take anger management classes and submit to random drug tests.

The charges stem from an altercation in February 2007 when Jones, who was with the NFL's Tennessee Titans at the time, visited Las Vegas during the National Basketball Association's All-Star weekend.

According to police reports, the incident occurred at the Minxx strip club, after Jones "made it rain" by throwing money into the air.

Minutes later, a brawl ensued outside the club and Arvin Kenti Edwards, an associate of Jones, began shooting into a group of people, according to police.

Edwards has entered an "Alford plea" to the charge of attempted murder, meaning he will not contest the charge.

Robert Langford, an attorney for Jones, said the player was "looking forward to having this chapter behind him."

"He's grown up, and realized that there's more to life than just another big party. He doesn't go to strip clubs in Las Vegas anymore -- not even in Cincinnati," Langford said.

(Reporting by Timothy Pratt; Editing by Dan Whitcomb)

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