Jones could face charges in Vegas incident

Monday, March 26, 2007 at 12:00am

Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones has been recommended for charges of one felony and two misdemeanors in the Feb. 19 incident at The Minxx Gentlemen's Club in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas police lieutenant George Castro announced that Jones is facing one felony count of coercion and a misdemeanor count of battery and threat to life for the incident inside the club that led to a triple shooting outside the club.

Also charged along with Jones were Robert Reid, a friend of Jones, and Jones' stylist Sadia Morrison. Reid was charged with misdemeanor battery and felony coercion, while Morrison, who had already been arrested on felony charges on battery with a deadly weapon, and now faces a felony coercion charge as well.

"He attended the club, and he was present at the time," Castro explained. "He was there committing the misdemeanor battery, the threat to life and the felony coercion, which we have witnesses of, and that is the reason he was identified there with his friend, which is Robert Reid and the lady, Sadia Morrison."

Coercion, according to Castro, is "when someone is using force to prevent someone, in this instance, a security officer that was present at the time, from protecting citizens and the property of the establishment where they were employed by."

Those charges all stem from the fight inside the club. Police still have not located the shooter from the ensuing altercation outside that left one man, security guard Tom Urbanski, paralyzed from the waist down. The investigation, which has taken more than 500 man hours already, is still on-going in an effort to locate the shooter.

Nashville attorney Worrick Robinson, one of the lawyers who represents Jones, declined comment on the matter.

The Titans issued the following statement after the latest accusations were leveled at Jones.

�The club is deeply disturbed that the alleged conduct of one of its players has resulted in felony charges in one state and accusations of felony conduct in another state.

"Since the NFL is preparing to introduce a new player conduct policy and since criminal charges and investigations are in progress, comment or speculation would be inappropriate. The club is currently reviewing its options with respect to the player.�

Jones already faces discipline under the NFL Personal Conduct Policy for failing to disclose two arrests last year in Georgia to the Titans. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is also expected to unveil a more stringent policy regarding conduct, though a report from the Associated Press on Monday indicated that it could take a month to do so. League spokesman Greg Aiello had said last week that the new policy could be outlined as soon as Tuesday at the NFL meetings in Phoenix.

Jones has been questioned 10 times in his two-year NFL career and has five arrests on his record. He has not been convicted of anything since joining the Titans, but a judge in Murfreesboro ordered Jones to stay clean for six months to have disorderly conduct and public intoxication charges dropped there.

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