Yesterday Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones took to Twitter to explain his side of the story & said he was protecting himself (you can watch how it all went down here).  Today, he pleaded not guilty to an assault charge after police say he tried to hurt a woman.  More details after the jump…




Tuesday’s not guilty plea came a day after Jones was arrested and then released on his own recognizance.

A police complaint says the 29-year-old Jones is accused of striking the Cincinnati woman shortly before midnight on June 5. The police report lists the injury as apparently minor.

Jones’ agent, Peter Schaffer, told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Monday that Jones was approached by two intoxicated women who wanted to have their picture taken with the football player last Wednesday. When Jones refused, one of the women threw a beer bottle at him and Jones responded by allegedly slapping her.

Jones wrote on his Twitter account Monday that he was protecting himself.

On Monday, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told ESPN, “we’re aware of it and will review the facts at the appropriate time.”