Published On: Mon, Oct 7th, 2013

Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones returns to court for allegedly assaulting Shannon Wesley

Cincinnati Bengals player Adam Jones will be back in court on Monday for a jury trial stemming from an altercation in June.

Adam Pacman

Adam Pacman

Jones, nicknamed ‘Pacman,’ was ordered by Judge Megan Shanahan to stay away from the alleged victim, who works at Paul Brown Stadium, after the hearing in June.

The NFL star was reportedly approached by two intoxicated women outside of FB’s cocktail lounge on June 5. The women wanted a picture with him, and when Jones refused, one of the women threw a beer bottle at him.

Jones then allegedly slapped one of them, who police have identified as Shannon Wesley, age 34.

Wesley told officers Jones ‘punched’ her in the head, and then drove off in a black Mustang, according to police documents.

Jones said via Twitter that he was arrested for ‘protecting’ himself.

“Just got arrested for protecting myself, I will not let this break me or change what I have work so hard for ….,” the tweet read.

“I was simply defending myself. I have two beautiful little girls and a wife at home, so why would I want to hurt a female?” Jones told FOX19 as he was released from the Hamilton County Jail.

“This young lady is obviously intoxicated and very upset because he wouldn’t take a picture with her, and he was like, ‘why would I? I’m married with kids. Why would I take a picture with two intoxicated women?'” said Jones’ agent Peter Schaffer.

Schaffer says witnesses support Jones’ explanation that he was protecting himself.

“The alleged victim was the aggressor… Threw a beer bottle and hit him in the face with a beer bottle, and Adam just responded with a quick reaction to stop it, try to stop the incident,” he explained.

Jones pleaded not guilty and was released on his own recognizance.

The Bengal player was arrested in September for disorderly conduct during a traffic stop, more details here



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