Five months after he tied up the last of his legal issues dating to his time with the Tennessee Titans, Pacman Jones was back in jail over the weekend.
The 27-year-old cornerback was arrested at a Cincinnati bar early Sunday morning and charged with disorderly conduct while intoxicated and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors.
The mugshot showed Jones in a neck brace. He sustained a herniated disc in his neck while playing for the Bengals last season and required surgery to fix the problem.
“I just had surgery, so why would I be resisting arrest?” Jones told WCPO-TV after he left the jail.
He added that he had not been drinking but that he was at the bar with his wife as they celebrated her birthday.
According to a published report, police said Jones was asked to leave the bar after he became disorderly and began to shout obscenities. He remained disruptive after he was escorted outside.
Jones was the Tennessee Titans’ first-round draft pick in 2005. Since then, he has been named or arrested in connection with more than a dozen off-field incidents and has been suspended numerous times, including for the entire 2007 season.
He was sentenced in February to probation and 200 hours of community service as part of a plea bargain related to a 2007 incident at a Las Vegas strip club that resulted in a triple shooting. A little more than a year later, the Titans traded him to the Dallas Cowboys.
Jones has played a total of 44 NFL games for three different teams, only 14 of which have come since 2006.
"It's ridiculous, man," Jones told the TV station. “I keep on going through the same thing, and it don't make no sense.”