Jones' arrest potentially problematic for Bengals

Posted July 15, 2011 @ 9:45 a.m.
Posted By Mike Wilkening

Bengals CB Adam Jones told WCPO-TV that he wasn't drinking, wasn't yelling expletives and did not resist arrest after Cincinnati police charged him with disorderly conduct while intoxicated and resisting arrest on July 10. Jones, who has been suspended for violating the NFL's personal-conduct policy twice, could be subject to league discipline if the NFL continues to employ guidelines used for the 2010 league year. Also of note: Jones, who suffered a neck injury in October, told WCPO that he had surgery four weeks earlier. According to The Cincinnati Enquirer, the surgery was not major, and Jones is expected to be ready for the regular season. Jones is the top in-house candidate to move into the starting lineup if potential UFA Johnathan Joseph signs elsewhere, making this latest development one to watch. Joseph could be one of the most highly coveted players in a deep CB free-agent class.