Vegas DA seeks more community service, not jail time, for Jones

LAS VEGAS -- Adam "Pacman" Jones won't face jail time in Nevada based on his conduct in a Cincinnati bar scuffle last summer, the district attorney in Las Vegas said Tuesday.

Instead, the 28-year-old Cincinnati Bengals cornerback will be expected to perform 75 more hours of community service on top of the 200 hours he was ordered to perform following his no contest plea in a 2007 Las Vegas strip club melee that left three people wounded, Clark County District Attorney David Roger said.

Roger said he conferred with prosecutors in Cincinnati and reviewed allegations that Jones tried to pull away from police after he was accused of shouting profanities in a Cincinnati bar in July.

Jones already was under a judge's order to stay out of trouble as part of his February sentencing in Las Vegas.

Jones now faces trial in Ohio on misdemeanor disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges.

"Even if there were a conviction in that case, I don't think we could convince a judge here to revoke probation," Roger said Tuesday.

Defense attorney Robert Langford said Jones completed his initial 200 hours of community service working with Special Olympics of Northern Kentucky near Cincinnati. His probation is due to end Feb. 23.

The agreement was first reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The Las Vegas case stems from a shooting during a strip club brawl on NBA All-Star weekend in February 2007 that left a club employee paralyzed and two other people wounded.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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