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Pacman Jones found not guilty of assault

October 8th, 2013 5:19 pm by Associated Press

Pacman Jones found not guilty of assault

Bengals cornerback Adam Jones, left, talks with attorney Chad Ziepfel during his assault trial Monday in Cincinnati. (AP Photo)

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones has been found not guilty of an assault charge accusing him of punching a woman in the head.

A Hamilton County Municipal Court visiting judge heard the case after Jones waived a jury trial. The misdemeanor count carried a possible sentence of up to six months in jail upon conviction.

Jones was accused of hitting Shannon Wesley outside a Cincinnati nightclub and was arrested in June. He pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor said Jones had insulted Wesley and other women, calling them fat and ugly. The prosecutor said Wesley poured beer on Jones and Jones struck her, knocking her down.

Jones’ attorney said the player was the victim.

Jones still could be punished by the NFL under its conduct policy.

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