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Municipal Court Judge Dwane Mallory took Adam Jones’ apologies into consideration when he sentenced him to time already served — two days — after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of obstructing official business. AP Photo/John Minchillo

CINCINNATI — Bengals cornerback Adam Jones pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single misdemeanor charge from an altercation earlier this year after two other charges were dropped as part of a plea agreement.

Jones was arrested at a hotel in downtown Cincinnati in January after he allegedly pushed a security guard, poked him in the eye and refused to comply with law enforcement officers. He faced misdemeanor charges of assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing official business, and a felony count of harassment with a bodily substance.

Municipal Court Judge Dwane Mallory dismissed misdemeanor counts of assault and disorderly conduct at the prosecutor’s request. He sentenced Jones to time already served — two days — on the obstructing official business count. The Hamilton County prosecutor earlier dismissed the felony count, which had alleged that Jones spit on a jail nurse.

I’d like to apologize for my actions that night, to the police officer; that is not an example of me or how I want my kids to see me. I truly apologize for what I did, for my actions. I’m trying to get better every day.

Adam “Pacman” Jones’ apology in court

“There was no evidence of what was officially reported — assault, head-butting, any of that,” said Jones’ agent, Peter Schaffer, who said that Jones’ tone with the officer on the scene largely led to his arrest.

“He realizes he probably just could’ve handled himself better that night. Even though he was in the right, just be calm and let the system play itself out. That’s what it comes down to, he was probably justified, but he probably could’ve handled himself better.”

Jones, 33, apologized in court Tuesday for his behavior and specifically to a Cincinnati police officer to whom he made profane comments after his arrest.

A video released by the Cincinnati police showed Jones cursing at the officer while in the back of a police car and telling him “I hope you die tomorrow.”

“I’d like to apologize for my actions that night, to the police officer; that is not an example of me or how I want my kids to see me,” Jones said in court on Tuesday. “I truly apologize for what I did, for my actions. I’m trying to get better every day.”

The judge cited Jones’ apologies among a “multitude of factors” for his sentence.

“I don’t take into account celebrity,” the judge told The Associated Press. “I have 99 percent non-celebrities in my court.”

Jones, who is currently undergoing anger-management classes, is still subject to potential NFL discipline.

“We have been monitoring developments in this matter, which continues to be reviewed under the personal conduct policy,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said via email. “We have no timetable on any potential discipline.”

Bengals owner Mike Brown came out in public support of Jones, giving a long statement to reporters at the owners meetings about his decision to stand behind him.

“He knows full well what he has done to himself,” Brown told Bengals.com and the Cincinnati Enquirer as part of his statement.”He regrets it. But it’s been made into a public issue, and maybe I am overly tolerant. If so, so be it.”

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said in an interview with “NFL No Huddle” last week that Jones, who also made headlines for yelling at a local reporter in Cincinnati this offseason, has to work on his public image.

“Well, the public persona, unfortunately, you know, his words, he’s got to continually work at that,” Lewis said. “His words. He’s a passionate teammate for these guys. A diligent pro. He’s got to just continue to handle himself within the scope of day to day and be a great pro. He’s overcome his background, and it’s a day-to-day process. Most importantly, he’s at the point in his career where these things have to stay pointed towards football.”

However, Lewis also implied several months ago that he thought some parts of the arrest had been blown out of proportion.

“Other than his language, what did he do?” Lewis said at the coaches’ breakfast during the owners meetings.

Jones is widely known by his nickname “Pacman,” although since 2008, he has tried to separate himself from the moniker, as it began to be associated with his off-the-field troubles.

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Despite national criticism of the Bengals’ locker room, A.J. Green knows he and Andy Dalton can help guide Joe Mixon as a professional football player.

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The Cincinnati Bengals made one of the most controversial moves of the 2017 NFL Draft by selecting former Oklahoma Sooners running back Joe Mixon in the second round. Although he is, without a doubt, one of the most electrifying and talented players in the draft class, he is also well known for his off-the-field actions. For that reason, there has been plenty of criticism for the Bengals, who have notoriously poor decision makers like Adam Jones taking leadership roles in the locker room.

For some, it is hard to see how the Bengals expect Mixon, even if they genuinely believe he has changed, to stay out of trouble with negative influences around him. But, that’s hardly considering the full picture. The Bengals’ locker room is filled with incredible role models like A.J. Green, Andy Dalton, Michael Johnson, Carlos Dunlap, Geno Atkins, Giovani Bernard, the list goes on and on.

And if you ask Green, not only should the Bengals’ locker room environment not be a negative influence, but it will be a very positive one for the embattled running back.

“I feel like we have a great locker room, especially on the offensive side of the ball,” Green told Mo Egger of ESPN 1530. “I think, with Andy and I being the leaders of that offense, we really can help him if he has questions and we can show him the ropes.”

Following the departure of locker room leader Andrew Whitworth to the Los Angeles Rams this offseason, it is going to be on Green and Dalton to lead the offense and help guys like Mixon become great members of the team, both on- and off-the-field.

“They talk about it, but I don’t feel like they have to pound it in us, because we already know what comes with that pick,” Green said of the attention surrounding the Bengals’ selection of Mixon. “There’s a lot of people who are going to be saying it was a bad pick. But, I feel like in that locker room, we’re family and we protect each other.”

That attitude is exactly what you want to hear from a player like Green, who is going to be expected to take on more and more of a leadership role as he gets older. He has never been the most outspoken player, as he has always preferred to speak when asked and lead by example.

Being counted on to step up as a leader in a big way is relatively new territory for Green. Still, Green sees potential in Mixon and isn’t worried about how he will act as a member of the Bengals.

“I think he’s going to be fine. He made a stupid mistake when he was 18 and I think he’s learned from it,” Green said. “He’s going to have to live with that for the rest of his life and get better from that. But, I think he’s going to be fine for us.”

The addition of Mixon could prove to be a very positive thing for the Bengals’ offense, when it comes to the on-the-field potential. After looking extremely one-dimensional in 2016, a multi-threat player of Mixon’s talent should open up the field and keep defenses honest. If he can stay out of trouble, there is no doubt he will be an excellent addition to the Bengals’ offensive attack. With that said, it is really encouraging to hear a veteran player like Green is looking out for his new teammate and believes he can help foster a locker room environment that will be nothing but beneficial for the Bengals’ newest running back.

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Is it time to say goodbye to Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones? Joe Flacco talks about past and future receivers. What is the biggest “what if?” for all 32 teams?

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Pacman Jones: Bengals, it’s time for him to go

SI Now host Maggie Gray says nobody is making Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Pacman Jones grow up.

Former Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles works out for Bengals

The former Kentucky quarterback showed during a tryout in Cincinnati that he might be open to changing positions to make it in the NFL.

The former Kentucky quarterback showed during a tryout in Cincinnati that he might be open to changing positions to make it in the NFL. Towles took reps at tight end during the Bengals local player workouts.

Jonathan Allen: ‘I love to watch’ Geno Atkins

Top NFL Draft prospect Jonathan Allen said during the Bristol Bistro segment that he admires the play of Bengals five-time Pro Bowler Geno Atkins and talks often with Wallace Gilberry – re-signed by the Bengals late last month – and considers him a m

Alabama defensive tackle Jonathan Allen, the No. 1 DT prospect in the upcoming NFL Draft according to ESPN’s Todd McShay and expected to be selected No. 4 overall in the latest Mock Draft by The Enquirer’s Paul Dehner Jr., spent time Tuesday chatting with Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage on ESPN’s NFL Insiders, and said during the Bristol Bistro segment that he admires the play of Bengals five-time Pro Bowler Geno Atkins and considers Wallace Gilberry – re-signed by the Bengals late last month – a mentor.

Voluntary Workouts 4/19 (Bengals)

Bengals players attend voluntary workouts at Paul Brown Stadium. Check out the photo gallery showing you all the action.

Hobson’s Choice: Bill Tobin Podcast (Bengals)

Bengals.com’s Geoff Hobson sits down with scout Bill Tobin to discuss the evolution of player evaluation for the NFL Draft. Bill Tobin has many years of experience in football personnel, a highlight being his role in building the 1985 Super Bowl winning Chicago Bears.

Bill Tobin, working in his fifth decade as an NFL scout, has gone from watching film on bathroom walls to video cutups on iPads, from storing information in loose-leaf binders to iClouds, and from drafting players on weekdays in January to prime-time on the verge of a sweeps month.

Cincinnati Bengals’ Carlos Dunlap: Something ‘seemed odd’ about Aaron Hernandez situation

Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap took to Instagram to express his thoughts on the death of his former Florida teammate.

Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap took to Instagram to express his thoughts on the death of his former University of Florida teammate Aaron Hernandez.

2017 NFL Draft: Cincinnati Bengals’ top five needs, best fits on the clock at No. 9

Who should the Bengals take with their first pick? We break down all their options

Here is an in-depth look at the team’s needs, offseason changes, potential best fit and the selections by NFLDraftScout.com’s experts.

Who would you pick and why?

5 prospects the Cincinnati Bengals should target in the NFL Draft

The Bengals can make up for a terrible offseason by having a strong draft next week.

The Bengals have had back-to-back offseasons in which they lost more than they gained. This has caused the roster to lack talent and it’s in need of an infusion of youth and explosiveness. That has to come on both sides of the ball, including the offensive line and defensive line.

Best case scenario for Bengals’ schedule

The NFL schedule will be released at 8 p.m. on Thursday on NFL Network. Opponents, home and away, have all been known since the final week of the season but the order and primetime assignments will be unveiled.

AFC North Bytes

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Make no mistake: the Pittsburgh Steelers have one of the most talented rosters in the NFL, one that features arguably the league’s top offensive trio and a handful of young defensive stars.

Browns don’t rule out trading for a veteran quarterback

There’s a disconnect between the headline and the story that appears in the Cleveland Plain Dealer after Wednesday’s pre-draft press conference from executive V.P. of football operations Sashi Brown. “Jimmy Garoppolo and AJ McCarron could be off table for Browns as club says it won’t trade for veteran QB,” declares the headline — usually written…

There’s a disconnect between the headline and the story that appears in the Cleveland Plain Dealer after Wednesday’s pre-draft press conference from executive V.P. of football operations Sashi Brown.

Joe Flacco Talks Torrey Smith, Anquan Boldin Reunions, Reached Out For Corey Davis Info

The Ravens quarterback doesn’t do much campaigning with the front office for wide receivers, but he would’ve liked to bring back former receiver and friend Torrey Smith. And he has reached out to his brother at Western Michigan for a scouting report on first-round receiver prospect Corey Davis.

The Ravens quarterback doesn’t do much campaigning with the front office for wide receivers, but he would’ve liked to bring back former receiver and friend Torrey Smith. And he has reached out to his brother at Western Michigan for a scouting report on first-round receiver prospect Corey Davis.

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NFL alternate realities – Biggest draft ‘what if?’ for all 32 teams

Gronk grew up minutes away from Buffalo and could have been a Bill. The 49ers almost picked Aaron Rodgers No. 1. NFL Nation picks the top draft “what ifs?” that could have changed each franchise.

NFL Draft: Tyreek Hill points out a sleeper pick in D’vonta Derricott

Tyreek Hill knows a thing or two about being a late-round find in the NFL Draft, so maybe we should pay attention when he has a sleeper pick. When the Kans…

Tyreek Hill knows a thing or two about being a late-round find in the NFL Draft, so maybe we should pay attention when he has a sleeper pick. As a late round sleeper pick himself, Hill might have a feel for this sort of category, which means maybe we should be paying attention to D’Vonta Derricott, a 6’1, 225 lb. outside linebacker from Arkansas Tech.

Allegation against Joe Mixon from high school could affect draft stock

Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon is the most polarizing player in this year’s draft, a first-round talent who punched a woman while he was in college, an ugly incident that was caught on tape. But that may not be the only allegation of violence against a female that has teams concerned about Mixon. Longtime personnel…

Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon is the most polarizing player in this year’s draft, a first-round talent who punched a woman while he was in college, an ugly incident that was caught on tape. But that may not be the only allegation of violence against a female that has teams concerned about Mixon.

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CINCINNATI — Bengals cornerback Adam Jones went on a verbal tirade against a reporter just minutes into the team’s first open interview period of the offseason on Monday.

Jones was speaking to the media for the first time since he was released from jail after an arrest in January. He spoke for only four minutes before he yelled at a reporter who’d asked whether Jones had anything to say to the fans about his arrest. Jones announced before the interview that he would not be taking any questions related to the arrest.

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Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones (24) paces the sideline between drives in the first quarter of the NFL Week 17 game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium. Credit: Sam Greene/Cincinnati Enquirer via USA TODAY NETWORK

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones is trying to prove to the people who will determine his future that he’s making up for his latest mistakes in a career marked by legal troubles.

His team, the NFL and a county prosecutor all have decisions to make about how to discipline Jones, who is getting treatment for alcohol and anger issues as he stands accused of scuffling with a security guard and police and spitting on a jail nurse. Authorities say the confrontation started when Jones started pounding on doors at a hotel near the Bengals’ stadium.

One factor to consider is Cincinnati police video released this week that shows Jones swearing at police after his Jan. 3 arrest on charges including assault, disorderly conduct and obstructing official business. The video prompted apologies from the Bengals and Jones, whose attorney Timothy Schneider said the 2014 All-Pro kick returner was getting professional care.

“These are difficult situations,” Schneider said, declining to discuss details of Jones’ care.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters earlier this month raised some eyebrows by saying he wanted to know how the NFL plans to discipline Jones before deciding what to do.

Deters has said showing remorse and getting help could affect his decision.

“If he gets suspended for four games, he loses $2 million,” Deters told The Cincinnati Enquirer earlier this month. “We have drunken idiots every night that don’t get fined $2 million.”

Deters is also waiting for information on Jones’ treatment efforts, Deters’ spokeswoman Julie Wilson said Thursday.

Jones said as he left jail Jan. 4 that he shouldn’t have been arrested and expected to have charges dropped.

The NFL has said only that it is reviewing the case under its personal conduct policy. The league can suspend or otherwise discipline Jones even if he isn’t convicted in court.

Some fans are calling for the Bengals to sever ties with Jones, who is 33 and has two years left on his contract. The Bengals’ statement said the team was “extremely disappointed” with Jones’ behavior, but didn’t comment on his future.

The Bengals gave Jones the opportunity to resurrect his career by signing him in 2010 after Jones missed a year following a series of arrests and suspensions with the Tennessee Titans and Dallas Cowboys. He became a starting defensive back and kicker returner, making the 2015 Pro Bowl team.

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones told a police officer “I hope you die” after his arrest earlier this month for disorderly conduct, according to an expletive-filled dashcam video released by police.

Jones, an 11-year National Football League veteran, shouted profanities and racial slurs at the black officer and kicked the patrol car door during the tirade caught on video and made public by Cincinnati police on Monday.

“I hope you die tomorrow,” Jones, who is also black, said to the officer at one point during the recording.

From the back seat of the police cruiser, Jones repeatedly asked what he was charged with. He appeared to indicate that the video would clear him. “It’s all on camera,” he said.

Jones, 33, was arrested on Jan. 3 after a disturbance at a downtown Cincinnati hotel. A police spokeswoman said Jones allegedly shoved a security guard and poked him in the eye.

He was charged with assault, obstruction and disorderly conduct, all misdemeanors.

Jones was also charged with spitting on a nurse during a medical exam while being booked into jail.

Jones apologized in a statement from his lawyers, the firm of Fessler, Schneider and Grimme, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

Adam Jones is deeply embarrassed and remorseful for his conduct and language after being arrested in early January,” and is committed to counseling and anger management, the statement said.

“The behavior in the video is not what we expect from our players,” the Bengals said, according to the Enquirer.

Jones was fined $28,940 by the NFL after drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for physical contact with a game official when he raged against Pittsburgh Steelers assistant Joey Porter during a wild card game earlier this month.

Jones had a career-high 66 tackles during the 2016 season, along with one forced fumble and one interception.

CINCINNATIBengals cornerback Adam Jones was released from jail on bond Wednesday morning, tadalafil more than 24 hours after being booked on misdemeanor charges of assault, dosage disorderly conduct and obstructing official business, as well as a felony count of harassment with a bodily substance.

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