National Football League (NFL) free agent Adam “Pacman” Jones was involved in a fistfight on a concourse at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta on Tuesday night (video below).
The altercation, which occurred shortly after former Cincinnati Bengals player Jones and a female companion arrived at the airport, was captured on video and showed the football player being antagonized by an airport employee just before the melee broke out.
Police said that ABM employee Frank Ragin “made a gesture towards Adam Jones” that precipitated the encounter, according to TMZ.
Jones confronted Ragin immediately, and initially, a verbal altercation occurred, police said.
“Mr. Ragin eventually struck Mr. Jones with a closed fist, causing a laceration to Mr. Jones’ face,” police said, according to TMZ. “Mr. Jones then started to defend himself, causing Mr. Ragin to fall to the ground.”
As the video began, Jones can be seen walking away from Ragin after the two exchanged words on the busy airport concourse.
Ragin continued to run his mouth and follow the football player, and one of his friends stepped in front of him to stop him, the video showed.
But Ragin kept talking and Jones turned around to respond just as his female companion rushed in to stop him.
The video showed his friend pushing him away from Ragin as Ragin’s friends were pulling him the opposite direction, away from Jones.
All of a sudden, Ragin broke loose from his friends and went after the football player, the video showed.
Ragin shoved Jones, and Jones’ female companion got slammed into the roll-down doors of a business.
At that point, Jones went after Ragin. But his female friend continued to try and intervene by stepping between the two men, the video showed.
But Ragin stood on the other side of the woman and continued to antagonize the football player until he went after him.
Jones landed several blows on Ragin, and Ragin fought back with minor success before he was knocked to the ground, the video showed.
In the video, Jones got in one more punch as Ragin sat on the ground, before his female companion pulled him away.
The Bleacher Report said that Jones sustained a laceration to his face as a result of the attack, and his female companion’s hand was injured.
Ragin was charged with two counts of battery, according to The Bleacher Report.
Although police have said Jones was not the aggressor in the July 10 incident, the star football player has a long history of involvement with law enforcement.
The football star was arrested in downtown Cincinnati on Jan. 3, 2017 after he yelled, cursed, and beat on a glass door at a motel. He also assaulted a security guard by pushing and poking him in the eye.
Police sources said that while being taken into custody, Jones refused to get into a police car and assaulted an officer by kicking and head-butting him.
During the 20-minute dash cam video of the football player’s transport you can hear Jones yelling obscenities, including “suck my d–k,” 11 times, and “f–k you, b—h” at least 21 times from the backseat of the cop car.
He also told the officer “I hope you die tomorrow” after repeatedly asking the officer about his charges.
Later at the jail, he spit in the face of a jail nurse while he was being processed. Neither the security officer, the officer, nor the jail nurse were seriously injured.
From 2005 to 2007, Pacman was involved in multiple incidents, including one in 2006 where he spit in a woman’s eye at a bar. Jones was suspended by the NFL for the entire 2007 season after multiple incidents involving law enforcement.
In 2011, Jones was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He plead guilty to disorderly conduct after the resisting arrest charge was dismissed, and he was placed on probation.
He also has a previous charge of Assault from 2013, where he was found not guilty. In 2015, Jones was asked to leave a casino in Indiana and no charges were filed.
In 2007, Jones started a fight at a Las Vegas strip club after he began throwing money at the dancers. Two people were shot during that fight, and Jones was sued.
One of the victims who was shot remains paralyzed from the waist down. Although Jones was not the gunman, he ultimately settled the lawsuit and paid $12.5 million for his role in the fight.
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July 11th, 2018