Pacman says he knew 'truth would come out' after traffic violations dismissed

Updated: August 10, 2007, 4:17 PM ET
Associated Press

FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Suspended NFL player Adam "Pacman" Jones resolved his least serious legal problem Friday when a judge dismissed three traffic citations against the Tennessee Titans cornerback.

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"I knew the truth would come out in the end," Jones said after a hearing in Williamson County, the Nashville suburb where he owns a home.

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," Robinson said.

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 residence."

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.


Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press

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