Charges will be dropped if Pacman stays out of trouble

Updated: January 11, 2007, 12:46 PM ET
Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones can have public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges against him dismissed if he stays out of trouble over the next six months.

Rutherford County General Sessions Court Judge David Loughry agreed Thursday to dismiss the charges stemming from a nightclub incident in Murfreesboro last August, if Jones meets the conditions.

Jones attended the hearing but declined to talk to reporters.

Jones will have to stay out of trouble and complete the anger management counseling he is already enrolled in through the NFL.

He is also ordered to stay away from the Sweetwater nightclub, where police say he got into an argument with a woman, refused to leave the club and shouted profanities at the officers.

He was also ordered to pay court costs on the disorderly conduct charge.

The judge set a new court date for July 5. If Jones meets all those conditions, the misdemeanor charges would be dismissed and the case would be expunged.

His attorney Roger May said Jones had started anger management counseling after the Titans season ended as required by the NFL. His attorney explained that an arrest triggers action by the league to start anger management counseling.

As Jones exited the courthouse, he met with a couple of fans on the street before leaving.

"He understands that because of what he does for a living and the people that know him, he's pretty much held to a higher standard, and he's going to adopt that," May said after the hearing.

Jones has faced criminal charges three times since joining the team. In this case, the charges were filed by police officers.

He faces a Feb. 1 hearing in Nashville on a misdemeanor charge of assault filed by a woman who said he spit on her at a nightclub in October.


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