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Woman accuses Pacman of punching woman in club

Updated: January 15, 2008, 8:49 PM ET

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A woman is seeking an arrest warrant against suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones, claiming he punched her at an Atlanta strip club.

Fulton County Magistrate Court officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Wanda S. Jackson asked for the warrant after a Jan. 3 altercation at the Body Tap Strip Club.

Jackson, an attorney, says in her filing that she was in the club's office when an angry Jones accused managers of stealing his money and bracelet.

"I was sitting in the office and he lunged at me numerous times in an effort to do grave bodily harm," Jackson wrote in the warrant application filed Jan. 7. "Veronica Jones, an owner, went into the hall to deal with a member of his entourage. I followed to gawk. He was in the hall, surprisingly reached over or around a security guard and sucker punched me in my left eye."

Jackson told police the next day she was at the club because she was handling a divorce case that involved Adam Jones. No one could be reached Tuesday afternoon at the club's listed phone number.

"Mr. Jones, according to Ms. Jackson, was at the Body Tap Club and she and Mr. Jones got into an argument at the club and Mr. Jones struck Ms. Jackson in the left eye, causing a bruise around her left eye," according to the police report.

Jackson did not immediately return a phone message requesting comment. Jones' attorney Manny Arora said no warrant has been issued against his client.

Norris Arnold, a court support manager for Fulton County, said a magistrate judge will review Jackson's application on Feb. 8 to determine whether the warrant will be filed.

Last month, Jones pleaded no contest to a disorderly conduct charge related to a strip club shooting in Las Vegas that left club manager Tommy Urbanski paralyzed.

Also Tuesday night, the NFL filed a motion in Nevada to be dismissed from a lawsuit by Urbanski.

A judge already dismissed the Titans from the suit last Wednesday, saying the team couldn't be responsible for Jones' actions at the Minxx Gentleman's Club last Feb. 19.

The lawsuit filed Oct. 19 sought unspecified damages from Jones, the NFL, the Titans and the owners of Harlem Knights, a Houston strip club that rented the Las Vegas club for the party the night of the shooting, during NBA All-Star weekend.

A hearing for the NFL's motion is scheduled for Feb. 20 in Clark County District Court.

Clark County District Attorney David Roger said the new accusations could affect his criminal case against Jones. With his plea, Jones agreed to a year probation, random drug testing, community service and anger management classes.

"We have negotiated with Mr. Jones in exchange for his assistance in an attempted murder case. This doesn't help his case if he is found guilty," Roger told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Jones has been arrested six times since being drafted sixth overall in 2005, including two arrests in Georgia in 2006 that the Titans did not learn about until 2007. Jones was suspended for the 2007 season by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in April.

In April, Jones was suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for the entire 2007 season for his role in inciting the Las Vegas incident.

At the time of his suspension, one of the changes Jones told Goodell he intended to make was to stay out of clubs and to avoid situations in which he might be compromised. Goodell has said that he has apprised Jones that he will ultimately be judged by his actions, not his words.

In mid-December, the NFL rejected an appeal by the players' union on behalf of Jones to have him reinstated for the final two games of the regular season.

"As we have said throughout his suspension, we will not comment on Adam Jones until he is reinstated by the commissioner," the Titans said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.

Jones was allowed to go to the Titans' headquarters once their season ended with an AFC wild-card loss in San Diego on Jan. 6. But the NFL plans to review his status following the Pro Bowl.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.


Adam "Pacman" Jones was suspended for the 2007 NFL season amid several legal skirmishes. His playing future rests in the hands of commissioner Roger Goodell, who expects to weigh a possible 2008 reinstatement before training camp opens in July. A look at coverage of Jones:


August 2008
• Jones submits NFL reinstatement letter
June 2008
• Goodell grants Pacman partial reinstatement
May 2008
• Pacman meets with commish Goodell
• Pacman pays gambling debt; case closed
• Cowboys could use Pacman at wide receiver
• Source: Meeting must happen before reinstatement
• Pacman puts house on market for $1.8M
• Emmitt's advice to Pacman: Make better choices
• Report: Suspect accuses Pacman of framing him
April 2008
• NFL approves Jones' trade to Cowboys
• Pacman signs Cowboys contract
• Hall of Famer Brown offers to help Pacman
• Police: Pacman paid 'extortion' cash in shooting
• Police make arrest in strip-club shooting
• Goodell: Trade won't affect reinstatement
• Pacman: Trade first, then reinstatement
• Sources: Pacman offers pay concession to Titans
• Pacman returns to Atlanta routes for charity work
• Goodell: Pacman decision to come before camp
March 2008
• Source: Cowboys-Titans Pacman talks stall
• Report: Pacman thinks he's through with Titans
• Report: Cowboys add to trade offer for Pacman
Feb. 2008
• Pacman may have to re-petition Goodell to return
• Source: Pacman still frequenting strip clubs
Jan. 2008
• NFL asking to be dropped from Pacman lawsuit
• Ga. assault complaint against Pacman withdrawn
• Pacman accused of punching woman at strip club
• Judge cuts Titans out of Pacman lawsuit in Vegas
Dec. 2007
• NFL denies Pacman's appeal to return in 2007
• Union appeals Pacman's 'excessive' suspension
• Pacman pleads no contest in strip club melee
• Goodell reviewing union Pacman appeal
Nov. 2007
• Judge accepts 'Pacman' plea agreement
• Union appeals to commish to reduce Pacman ban
• Report: Some Titans want Pacman back
• Pacman won't be reinstated early
Oct. 2007
• Strip club manager sues Pacman, Titans, NFL
• Report: Pacman says he's earned early return
Sept. 2007
• Pacman wins tag-team title
August 2007
• Pacman to try hand at hip-hop
• Pacman to set record straight in interview
• Pacman makes TNA debut
• Pacman's ticket violations dismissed
• Arrests? By Pacman's count, he's only had two
July 2007
• Pacman defense expected to enter not guilty plea
• NFL may allow Pacman to work out with Titans
• Lawyer: Deputy pledged to pull over Pacman
• Vegas charges may affect Pacman's Tenn. plea
June 2007
• Vegas bouncer sues Pacman
• VY: Teammates feel Pacman doesn't care
• Cops seek Pacman about shooting involving crew
May 2007
• Paralyzed victim rebuilds life
• Sources: Pacman at strip club before hearing
March/April 2007
• Pacman takes out ad to apologize
• NFL bans Jones for 2007 season
• Pacman-related incidents


• Why Jerry Jones takes risks
• Third-and-Short: Player conduct
• Pasquarelli: Titans picking up the pieces
• Garber: Pacman gifted on field, troubled off it
• Ex-Titans GM Reese: We tried to help Pacman