Atlanta officials want to talk with Titans CB about shooting outside club
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
By Don Schanche Jr., The Associated Press
ATLANTA -- Suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam "Pac-Man" Jones was being sought by police for questioning about a shooting early yesterday involving members of his entourage after a fight at an Atlanta strip club.
Jones, who played at West Virginia, is currently on suspension after a melee and shooting at a Las Vegas strip club.
Jones, his group and three other people got into a fight, apparently over a woman, at a club around 4 a.m. Someone from Jones' group threatened the three men, who told a security officer at the club about it.
After everyone involved left the strip club -- the three people in one car, and Jones and his entourage in three other cars -- someone in Jones' group shot several times into the car as it waited at a red light, police said. The driver returned fire toward the shooter.
Jones was not present when the shots were fired and no charges have been filed against him.
"We believe he knows some of his entourage who were involved in the shooting," police said. "On himself, we do not have any charges on him. He wasn't there when the shooting occurred."
One person in the car that was shot at received a minor injury from debris scattered by the shooting and was treated by emergency medical technicians.
Manny Arora, Jones' attorney, said he expects Jones will give the police whatever help he can.
"I've got to sit down with him and sit down with the police and figure out what we're looking at or if in fact he can even help them," Arora said. "Once we agree to do that, I will do it very privately and we'll take care of it."
He said that may be in person, by phone or even by e-mail.
"Adam was not involved, they'll tell you, in the shooting," Arora said. "His car wasn't there or anywhere near the scene. They simply are just asking him ... much like any other witness, if anything happened inside that might help them figure out who was involved."
Authorities also have been investigating what role Jones had in a February shooting outside a Las Vegas club that left a bar employee paralyzed and two other people wounded.