Pacman Jones Catches Legal Break

JonesSuspended Titans cornerback Pacman Jones heard some relatively good news in a courtroom Thursday, the Tennessean has learned.  A Rutherford County judge denied the district attorney’s petition to reinstate misdemeanor charges against the NFL player, who had struck a deal in January to have disorderly conduct and public intoxication charges dismissed pending six months of good behavior.

Assistant District Attorney Thomas Parkerson filed a petition on June 22 asking the judge to reinstate charges against Jones, who curently faces felony coercion charges stemming from a Feb. 19 shooting incident at a Las Vegas strip club.  “Being indicted on felony charges does not constitute good conduct,” Parkerson said.  Outside the courtroom Thursday, Jones denied allegations that he bit a security guard in the ankle.  “I think we’ll have to wait to see what happens in Las Vegas courts,” Judge David Loughry said, holding a Las Vegas police affidavit.  “These are only allegations.  Mr. Jones has not been proven guilty of anything at this point.”

Jones, wearing a dark blue pin-striped suit, left the courtroom looking upbeat about the judge’s decision to continue the case until Jan. 3.  “Just stick with me,” Jones told a pack of reporters.  “I’m sorry for taking y’all through this.  It’s going to be a brighter day.”  Jones is scheduled to appear in Nevada courts on July 23.


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