The former NFL player is expected to appear in Ohio County Court this afternoon.
Adam Jones. Photo by Dearborn County Sheriff's Department.
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Former NFL player and Cincinnati Bengal Adam Jones is expected to appear in Ohio County court Thursday afternoon.
Jones was arrested Wednesday morning at Rising Star Casino in Rising Sun on allegations of Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct. He allegedly became combative with Indiana Gaming Commission agents who investigated a complaint of cheating at a card game, according to an IGC news release.
Dearborn-Ohio County Prosecutor Lynn Deddens said in a statement that charges are being finalized.
Jones has been held in the jail in Dearborn County, which houses Ohio County's inmates under an agreement between the two counties, since his arrest.
Attorney Del Weldon, of Pillar Law Group LLP in Lawrenceburg, on has released a statement on behalf of Adam Jones on Wednesday evening:
Adam was gaming at a table set up by his casino host with his friends, as he has done many times before. He was approached by gaming agents and falsely accused of cheating. He was arrested merely for reacting in the way any of us would. No one wants to be called a cheat, and we all have a right to stand up for ourselves. There is no reason he should be forced to sit in jail this long on mere allegations. He should be home right now with his family, as he is presumed innocent in the eyes of the law.
We are confident that we will be treated fairly tomorrow in court so Adam can be released and we can begin to show what really happened last night. His charges should not be elevated or increased simply because of who he is. Justice should be blind and we should all be treated equally by the law. I would ask everyone not to rush to judgment, the facts will show that Adam was not in the wrong.