"I knew the truth would come out in the end," Jones said after
a hearing in Williamson County, the Nashville suburb where he owns
Jones was pulled over the morning of June 10 in his orange
Lamborghini sports car because the tags did not match the vehicle.
Sheriff's deputies said he had switched the plate from another
vehicle he owns. He was cited with a registration violation, as
well as a residency violation for having a Georgia license and
failure to show proof of insurance.
Jones' attorney, Worrick Robinson, said the charges were
dismissed because authorities had incorrect information about the
registration and license.
"The deputy indicated today that he was acting on the incorrect
information," Robinson said. "We have worked with them to make
sure that they have accurate information so that the same thing
will not happen again."
Robinson said he was particularly glad to clear up the license
plate allegation "because tag swapping is a crime of intent."
"You intend to swap tags. All we had here truly were
allegations of not having the correct information with him,"
The attorney said the deputy also now understands that Jones is
actually a Georgia resident.
"He lives in Tennessee because he is employed here," Robinson
said of Jones. "However, his mother, his grandparents, his
daughter, they all live in Georgia. That is his permanent
The officer who wrote the citation was in court but declined to
say what information had been wrong.
The Titans cornerback is suspended for a year because of several
serious legal issues since being drafted in 2005. He faces felony
coercion charges in connection with a Feb. 19 fight and
triple-shooting at a Las Vegas strip club.
Jones also faces a felony charge of obstruction stemming from a
physical altercation in February 2006 with an officer on patrol in
Fayetteville, Ga., but no trial date has been set.
A misdemeanor charge stemming from an August 2006 nightclub
altercation also could be revived against Jones depending on the
outcome of the Vegas case.