National Football League free agent Adam Jones was reportedly involved in a violent altercation at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta Tuesday night that ended with Jones knocking a man to the ground.
The Bengals star calls out Ragin, who according to police, went after Jones and initiated the physical altercation. Jones, 34, promptly removed his backpack and gave Ragin the business.
Ragin allegedly punched Jones, injuring his face, and allegedly struck Jones’ unidentified companion, injuring her hand, the AJC reported. The employee was then arrested by members of the Atlana Police Department and charged with battery.
“Mr. Jones then started to defend himself, causing Mr. Ragin to fall to the ground”.
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Both Jones and his friend declined medical treatment, but Ragin was taken to a hospital to be treated for his injuries.
He has also played for the Dallas Cowboys and recently ended an eight-year stint with the Cincinnati Bengalsduring which time his run-ins with the law decreased significantly. A skirmish broke out when a security guard intervened. The NFL suspended Jones for one game for a violation of its personal conduct policy. He missed the entire 2007 season, banned by Roger Goodell. He also pleaded guilty to obstructing a police officer a year ago, served a few days in jail and was suspended by the league for a game.
Jones has yet to be signed to a contract for the upcoming season, and it remains to be seen if his latest run in with trouble will deter teams from signing him.