Following up on the Pacman Jones incident in Las Vegas that was posted here on Wednesday, Chris Mortensen of ESPN is reporting that as Las Vegas police attempted Wednesday to sway the district attorney that it has a stronger case against Adam “Pacman” Jones, the suspended NFL player’s agent has confirmed that Jones has provided DNA samples that twice have tested negative in connection with a fight inside a Vegas strip club. “Yes, that’s true,” said Michael Huyghue, Jones’ agent, of the DNA results.
Sources say that Jones voluntarily submitted his DNA to Las Vegas police “more than a month ago” to determine whether Jones could be linked to DNA that was gathered in connection with the fight inside the club and a shooting outside that left a strip club bouncer paralyzed. Jones gave saliva samples to Las Vegas police, who traveled to Atlanta, Jones’ hometown, to collect it. Jones’ DNA sample twice has returned negative results for what apparently included an allegation of a bite during the fight, Huyghue confirmed. The incident occurred during NBA All-Star weekend in February.
Las Vegas police are expected to submit their case to District Attorney David Roger after previously announcing on March 26 that they were recommending a felony charge of coercion and misdemeanor charges of battery and threats of life against the Titans’ former first-round pick. Roger had no comment Monday night about the case and would neither confirm nor deny that Jones’ DNA had tested negative. Based on the time lapse between the police’s recommendation on March 26 and Wednesday’s attempt at seeking charges against Jones is a solid indication that the district attorney has not been satisfied with evidence collected in the case. A source close to Jones said Wednesday this would “actually be the third time the police take this thing to the DA. He’s rejected them twice.” On Tuesday, Lt. George Castro said police still have not connected what happened inside the strip club and the shooting that took place outside. No new suspects have been identified. Again, continue to visit NFL GRIDIRON GAB for more developments on this case as they become available.