UPDATE: 4:10 p.m., Jan. 24
Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones will enter alcohol and anger management treatment Wednesday, according to a report from WCPO.
Jones decision to seek help comes one day after Cincinnati Police released video of his arrest, in which Jones is heard using repeated profanity toward officers and telling one of them 'I hope you die tomorrow.'
Police release arrest video
Police on Monday released video from inside a police cruiser in which Cincinnati Bengals player Adam Jones goes on an expletive-filled rant following his arrest and tells the officer driver the cruiser ‘I hope you die.’
Jones, 33, was arrested Jan. 3 in downtown Cincinnati on charges of disorderly conduct and assault. He later was charged with a felony for spitting on a nurse at the county jail intake department.
Jones’ attorneys from Fessler, Schneider & Grimme, LLP, issued the following statement:
“Adam Jones is deeply embarrassed and remorseful for his conduct and language after being arrested in early January. Mr. Jones has the utmost respect for law-enforcement and the difficulties police encounter on a daily basis. As it relates to the allegations, and upon advice of counsel, Mr. Jones will not be commenting upon legal proceedings at this time. Mr. Jones is committed to the process of counseling and anger management, in order to ensure that such situations never occur in the future. Adam loves Cincinnati and considers it home. He sincerely apologize to the officers, the Cincinnati Bengals organization and all the fans in Cincinnati.”
The Bengals later released the following statement:
“We are extremely disappointed with Adam’s behavior. The behavior in the video is not what we expect from our players. The Club is aware that Adam has put forth his own apology, however, we also offer an apology to the public and to our loyal fans.”