Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones was released from jail on bond Wednesday morning after being booked on misdemeanor charges of assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing official business, including a felony count of harassment with a bodily substance.
Jones will appear before a grand jury on January 13th.
“I’ll let everything play out in court,” Jones told reporters after being released Wednesday. “Obviously, without getting into it, none of this makes sense.”
Jones stated his case by lightly poking someone in the arm and said;
“For touching a guy, like this, I got arrested,” Jones said. “We’ll see how it goes. I’m more than (confident) that this will be dismissed pretty soon.”
Jones apologized the Bengals fans and said he planned to meet with head coach Marvin Lewis soon regarding his arrest.
“I’m sorry that this happened. It would be different if I was beating people’s ass, but for touching someone?”
When arrested, Jones refused to enter the police car and allegedly pulled away before kicking and head-butting an officer, according to jail documents. Jones then allegedly spit on the hand of a nurse while he was being booked into the Hamilton County Justice Center.
“Obviously the events of last evening are not something that you want to have happen,” Bengals coach Marivn Lewis told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “Unfortunately it did. Our people are investigating that. You don’t want charges against any of your people. … Our people will investigate, our security as well as the law enforcement here locally and it will play out and everything will kind of go from there.”
“Adam came here from about a low as you could get and we gave him an opportunity, and he has done well with that opportunity. This latest thing will have to play out.”