An Atlanta defense attorney withdrew her application for an arrest warrant against suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones on Wednesday, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to The City Paper.
Wanda S. Jackson withdrew her complaint that alleged assault and battery by Jones in the early morning hours of Jan. 3 at the Body Tap Exclusive strip club.
Jones, who was warned by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to stay out of strip clubs especially in the wake of a Las Vegas incident that eventually escalated into a triple shooting, had “sucker punched” Jackson after an argument, according to the application for the arrest warrant, which was filed Jan. 7, four days after the incident.
The complaint had been scheduled to be heard in Fulton County Magistrate Court on Feb. 8 to determine whether or not there was evidence to go forward with criminal charges against Jones, who has been arrested six times and been at or near 12 incidents police have investigated. Despite that, Jones has no guilty pleas on his record since being drafted by the Titans in 2005. He pled no contest to a gross misdemeanor of conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct in the Las Vegas incident after having faced two counts of felony coercion after being accused of starting the fight inside the Minxx Gentleman’s Club.
By Jackson withdrawing the complaint, the criminal matter is over, though the NFL still has yet to rule on Jones’ reinstatement to the league, something that won’t happen until after the Pro Bowl on Feb. 10.
Efforts to reach Jackson were unsuccessful. Jones’ Atlanta-based attorney Manny Arora declined comment on the matter.