Pacman Jones Pleads Guilty And Apologizes For Airport Outburst


Pacman Jones, the former NFL star, has pleaded guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct in a Kentucky courtroom. This comes after an incident at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport where he had a meltdown and screamed at police officers. As part of the plea agreement, two other charges against him, alcohol intoxication and making a terroristic threat, were dropped. The judge sentenced Jones to 30 days in jail, but the imposition of the sentence was suspended. This means that if Jones stays out of trouble for the next two years, he won’t have to serve any time behind bars.

Key Takeaway

Pacman Jones pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in the airport outburst case and apologized to the police for his behavior. Two other charges against him were dropped, and he was sentenced to 30 days in jail, with the imposition of the sentence suspended.

Jones’ Apology and Statement

Following the hearing, Jones issued a statement on his X page, expressing remorse for his actions. He said, “I am not proud of my conversations with the police that day.” Jones also acknowledged the difficulty of the police’s job and expressed that they deserve respect and appreciation. He apologized, stating, “The police were professional with me and deserved my respect in return. I genuinely apologize.”

Background of the Incident

Jones’ arrest stemmed from a dispute with airline employees over the electrical outlets in his seat on a plane. He claimed that after he complained about the outlets not working, airline officials decided to remove him from the flight. This led to a confrontation and Jones was seen yelling at officers in body cam footage. In his statement, Jones admitted that he let his frustrations from the plane overflow into his conversation with the officers and regretted his rude and offensive comments.