Pacman in trouble after latest strip club visit
By: By KRISTIN M. Hall, Associated Press Writer
NASHVILLE (AP) — A woman is seeking an arrest warrant against suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones, claiming he punched her at an Atlanta strip club.
Fulton County Magistrate Court officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Wanda S. Jackson asked for the warrant after a Jan. 3 altercation at the Body Tap Strip Club.
Jackson, an attorney, says in her filing that she was in the club’s office when an angry Jones accused managers of stealing his money and bracelet.
“I was sitting in the office and he lunged at me numerous times in an effort to do grave bodily harm,” Jackson wrote in the warrant application filed Jan. 7.
“Veronica Jones, an owner, went into the hall to deal with a member of his entourage. I followed to gawk. He was in the hall, surprisingly reached over or around a security guard and sucker punched me in my left eye.”
Jackson told police the next day she was at the club because she was handling a divorce case that involved Adam Jones.
No one could be reached Tuesday afternoon at the club’s listed phone number by The Associated Press.
“Mr. Jones, according to Ms. Jackson, was at the Body Tap Club and she and Mr. Jones got into an argument at the club and Mr. Jones struck Ms. Jackson in the left eye, causing a bruise around her left eye,” according to the police report.
Jackson did not immediately return a phone message requesting comment on the alleged incident.
Jones’ attorney Manny Arora said no warrant has been issued against his client regarding the matter.
Norris Arnold, a court support manager for Fulton County, said a magistrate judge will review Jackson’s application on Feb. 8 to determine whether the warrant will be filed.
Last month, Jones pleaded no contest to a disorderly conduct charge related to a strip club shooting in Las Vegas that left club manager Tommy Urbanski paralyzed.
Also Tuesday night, the NFL filed a motion in Nevada to be dismissed from a lawsuit by Urbanski.
A judge already dismissed the Titans from the suit last Wednesday, saying the team couldn’t be responsible for Jones’ actions at the Minxx Gentleman’s Club last Feb. 19 in Las Vegas.
The lawsuit filed Oct. 19 sought unspecified damages from Jones, the NFL, the Titans and the owners of Harlem Knights, a Houston strip club that rented the Las Vegas club for the party the night of the shooting, during NBA All-Star weekend.
A hearing for the NFL’s motion is scheduled for Feb. 20 in Clark County District Court.
Clark County District Attorney David Roger said the new accusations could affect his criminal case against Jones in Las Vegas.
With his plea, Jones agreed to a year probation, random drug testing, community service and anger management classes as part of a plea agreement.
“We have negotiated with Mr. Jones in exchange for his assistance in an attempted murder case. This doesn’t help his case if he is found guilty,” Roger told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Jones has been arrested six times since being drafted sixth overall in 2005, including two arrests in Georgia in 2006 that the Titans did not learn about until 2007.
Most of Jones’ problems seem to stem from night club incidents.
Jones was arrested in Murfreesboro in August of 2006 outside the Sweetwater Salon nightclub.
He was charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication at the time.
Jones allegedly got into an argument with a woman outside the club, which prompted the police call to the pub.
The charges were to be dismissed if Jones behaved himself.
Jones was suspended for the 2007 season by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in April of last year.
“As we have said throughout his suspension, we will not comment on Adam Jones until he is reinstated by the commissioner,” the Titans said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.
Jones was allowed to go to the Titans’ headquarters once their season ended with an AFC wild-card loss in San Diego on Jan. 6.
He spent much of the NFL season in the pro wrestling scene with Total Nonstop Action Entertainment — a Nashville-based company.
The NFL plans to review his status and reinstatement following the Pro Bowl.
Goodell has not showed any of the cards in his hand pertaining to Pacman’s future in the league.
Associated Press writer Harry R. Weber in Atlanta contributed to this report.