Adam 'Pacman' Jones pleads not guilty to assault charges

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Jones pled not guilty to an assault charge after being arrested for an incident outside a bar Monday.

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones pleaded not guilty to an assault charge, one day after he was arrested for allegedly slapping a woman outside a bar.

According to Jones' agent, Peter Schaffer, Jones was approached by two intoxicated women outside a bar after a Cincinnati Reds game. They wanted their picture taken with him. When Jones refused, one of the women hit him with a beer bottle, which prompted Jones to immediately slap her. Video of the incident can be found here.

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After the arrest, Jones took to Twitter to claim he was defending himself:

Jones has been plagued with legal troubles his entire career since joining the NFL in 2005. He was suspended the entire 2007 season and part of 2008 for a series of arrests, and pleaded guilty in Jan. 2012 to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

The league has not issued a statement at this time, though NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told ESPN, "we're aware of it and will review the facts at the appropriate time."

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