Titans were unaware of Jones' arrests in Georgia

Updated: March 8, 2007, 2:28 PM ET
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Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher said the team had no knowledge of two arrests involving cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones last year in Georgia -- a development that could allow the Titans and the NFL to suspend Jones without pay.

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Fisher, appearing on a sports radio talk show, confirmed a report by The City Paper of Nashville that the Titans were not aware of two arrests in Fayette County, Ga., charging him with obstruction of an officer and possession of marijuana. The marijuana charge against Jones was later dismissed, but Jones is due to appear on the obstruction charge later this month, The Tennessean of Nashville reported.

"We were unaware of what happened over a year ago," Fisher told WGFX-FM, The Tennessean reported.

"The organization feels the need to be able to trust each other, its players, and once that trust is violated on a repeated basis, then one could come to their own conclusions," Fisher said, according to The Tennessean.

According to the league's personal conduct policy, the team or the player must report an arrest or a criminal charge to the NFL, and failure to do so is considered detrimental conduct punishable by a four-game suspension without pay.

Jones has drawn police interest at least 10 times since the Titans made him their top draft pick in 2005. He now has the NFL's attention, too.

A week ago, NFL spokesman Michael Signora confirmed Jones' behavior is being reviewed under the league's personal conduct policy.

Jones' most recent brush with police was at a Las Vegas strip club where three people were shot -- one of the victims was left paralyzed -- on Feb. 19. No charges have been brought against Jones in that incident.

Atlanta attorney Manny Arora said Jones has not been convicted despite being accused repeatedly, because he has done nothing wrong in any of the incidents.

"No matter how the media may want to paint it, nobody gets that lucky," Arora said. "He's just made some poor decisions with the people he's associated with, and they're trying to drag him down."

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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