Cincinnati police released a video Monday of Bengals cornerback Adam Jones making aggressive statements towards a police officer just after he was arrested during an incident at the Millennium Hotel on January 3rd.
The 20 minute video shows Jones in the back seat of a Cincinnati police vehicle shouting expletives at Sgt. Jarrod Cotton.
Jones can be heard telling the police officer “I hope you die tomorrow” along with some expletives throughout the video.
Jones consistently asks the officer what he is being charged with, and also says that the officer never asked him what happened during the incident.
Jones’s attorneys, Alex Triantafilou and Timothy Schneider, issued a statement on Monday:
“Adam Jones is deeply embarrassed and remorseful for his conduct and language after being arrested in early January. Mr. Jones has the utmost respect for law-enforcement and the difficulties police encounter on a daily basis. As it relates to the allegations, and upon advice of counsel, Mr. Jones will not be commenting upon legal proceedings at this time. Mr. Jones is committed to the process of counseling and anger management, in order to ensure that such situations never occur in the future. Adam loves Cincinnati and considers it home. He sincerely apologize to the officers, the Cincinnati Bengals organization and all the fans in Cincinnati.”
The Bengals also issued a statement:
“We are extremely disappointed with Adam’s behavior. The behavior in the video is not what we expect from our players. The Club is aware that Adam has put forth his own apology, however, we also offer an apology to the public and to our loyal fans.”
Jones publicly apologized in front of reporters after getting released from jail.
Officials said that on January 3, Jones was pounding on hotel room doors and when security came to investigate, he pushed and poked a hotel security employee in the eye.
Police were called and when being arrested, Jones was “head-butting” and “kicking” officers that were trying to bring him inside the vehicle, according to court documents.
While in the vehicle, Jones can be seen kicking the door of the vehicle twice and telling Cotton that he’d “spit on your a– if I could.”
When at the jail, officials said Jones had to be put in a “restraint chair” and when a female nurse came to examine him, he spit on her.
He is charged with a felony charge of harassment with a bodily substance as well as misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct, assault and obstructing police.