Suspended 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.