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Pacman Jones issues statement after being released from jail

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Just a day after his arrest in Hamilton County, Ohio, Adam Pacman Jones was released from jail. He received three misdemeanor charges and a felony count for allegedly getting into a scuffle with a hotel’s security personnel before spitting on a nurse.

Numerous members of the press were waiting for Jones upon his release, who made a short statement on the matter while leaving.

From Dan Sewell of the Associated Press:

“I’m sorry that this happened,” Jones told reporters as he left the Hamilton County Jail, more than 32 hours after he was booked on four charges. He said that it’d be different if had beaten people up, but that all he did was touch someone.

“Obviously if you read into it, none of this makes sense,” Jones said. “We’re going to see how it goes and I’m more than eager that this will be dismissed pretty soon.”

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Jones’ attorney, public defender Lauren Staley, says that Pacman “vehemently denies” the charges. She also states that he has a number of witnesses to back up his claims.

Here’s a detailed account of the charges placed against Pacman:

Court records show Jones, who has a history of trouble with the law during his NFL career, is accused of pushing and poking someone in the eye, then struggling with officers by head-butting, kicking and refusing to get into the police car. He then allegedly spit on a nurse’s hand while being booked into the Hamilton County jail just after midnight.

The Bengals were asked to comment on the incident, but their policy is not to do so on unresolved legal matters.

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