In this Jan. 5, 2013, photo, Cincinnati Bengals' Adam Jones runs the ball against the Houston Texans during an NFL wild card playoff football game in Houston. Jones has been accused of making offensive comments while drunk and has been given a disorderly conduct citation. Ohio State Patrol Lt. Anne Ralston says Jones was arrested just after 2:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, after the vehicle he was in was pulled over for speeding. The driver was cited for drunken driving while Jones was cited for disorderly conduct. Both charges are misdemeanors. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
CINCINNATI (AP) - A trial has started for Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones, who is charged with assaulting a woman at a nightclub.
Witness testimony began Monday after brief opening statements.
Jones has pleaded not guilty and was released on his own recognizance after his June arrest. He is accused of hitting a 34-year-old woman at a downtown Cincinnati nightclub. A police report listed the injury as apparently minor.
Aside from the legal outcome, Jones could be punished by the National Football League under its conduct policy.
Jones has had previous legal troubles and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct in another case. He had been accused of shouting profanities and trying to pull away as police arrested him at a Cincinnati bar in 2011.