Those were the words tweeted by Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "PacMan" Jones after he pleaded guilty this morning in Hamilton County Municipal Court to charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct stemming from an incident at a Cincinnati nigh club back in July.
Police were summoned to the club in early hours of July 10, 2011 to respond to an argument going on outside involving Jones and a woman Jones' lawyer referred to as his wife. When police tried to calm Jones down, he allegedly became verbally abusive and physically resisted attempts at being restrained.
Jones apologized for his attitude this morning during a hearing before Judge Brad Greenburg. He admitted "I truly realize I could've handled it a lot better."
For his part Judge Greenburg scolded the Bengals cornerback:
"This is unprofessional behavior. If you want to be regarded as a professional, then you need to act like one at all times."
Jones was sentenced to a year's probation, a $250 fine and 50 hours of community service.
Jones brought a history of off-the-field issues with him to Cincinnati from his previous stops in Tennessee and Dallas. In his two seasons with the Bengals, this has been his only off-the-field incident.
Jones did have some issues on the field as the season finished. He was shown having two highly "animated" outbursts on the sidelines during the final regular season game against Baltimore and the playoff game in Houston. In both cases, Bengals pass coverage involving Jones had broken down allowing big pass plays.
Jones played in eight games for Cincinnati this season, starting seven.
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