Pacman Jones has managed to keep his nose clean for the last few seasons, however, on Monday afternoon, Jones finally found a reason to update his mugshot when he turned himself into Cincinnati police for slapping a woman in a downtown bar.
Jones agent, Peter Schaffer told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that Jones was approached by two intoxicated women who wanted to have their picture taken with the football player last Wednesday. When Jones refused, one of the women threw a beer bottle at him and Jones responded by slapping her. Jones had attended the Cincinnati Reds' game that night with several teammates, according to Schaffer.
"Just got arrested for protecting myself, I will not let this break me or change what I have work so hard for," Jones wrote Monday on Twitter.
The easy thing to do here is condemn Jones for reverting back to his thuggish ways. After all, if his life wasn't in danger, there doesn't appear to be any reason to slap an intoxicated woman and risk his standing on the Bengals roster. However, it's also important to be mindful and wait until more facts emerge. Unfortunately, the standard is pretty high for Jones and the leash is short. Roger Goodell's office is on the other line.