Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was accused by police of making offensive comments while drunk during a traffic stop early Monday and was given a disorderly conduct citation.
Jones, who has had a spate of legal troubles, was arrested about 2:30 a.m. after the vehicle he was in was pulled over for going 60 mph in a 45 mph zone on a highway in Cincinnati, State Patrol Lt. Anne Ralston said.
The driver was cited for drunken driving while Jones was cited for disorderly conduct. Both charges are misdemeanors.
Jones and the driver were released and have court hearings set for Friday.
VIKINGS: A judge in New Jersey on Monday ordered owners Zygi and Mark Wilf and their cousin Leonard Wilf to pay $84.5 million to two former business partners who she previously ruled they had defrauded in a 1980s real estate deal.
The ruling from Superior Court Judge Deanne Wilson covered compensatory and punitive damages to plaintiffs Josef Halpern and Ada Reichmann. It also includes a redistribution of real estate profits dating to the lawsuit’s initial filing in 1992. Attorneys for the Wilfs promised an appeal.
Wilson ruled in August that the Wilfs had committed fraud, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty, and violated the state’s civil racketeering laws. In a stinging rebuke, Wilson said then that Zygi Wilf demonstrated “bad faith and evil motive” in his trial testimony.
CARDINALS: Coach Bruce Arians says starting outside linebackers Sam Acho (broken leg) and Lorenzo Alexander (foot injury) are out for the season with injuries suffered in Sunday’s loss to New Orleans.
BILLS: Former Clemson star running back C.J. Spiller doesn’t expect an injury to his right leg to keep him from playing against Baltimore this weekend. Though still experiencing some soreness, Spiller walked without a limp Monday. He anticipates he should “be good” to play Sunday.
• Placed Alex Carrington on season-ending injured reserve after the starting defensive end tore his left quadriceps.
PACKERS: Released receiver and return man Jeremy Ross a day after the second-year player muffed a kickoff that set up a touchdown in the wild 34-30 loss to the Bengals.
In eight career games in Green Bay, Ross had one catch for 8 yards. He played the final five games of the 2012 regular season.
JAGUARS: Blaine Gabbert, who missed the past two games after slicing open the back of his throwing hand, will start Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.
BEARS: Lost starting defensive tackle Henry Melton for the season because of a torn left anterior cruciate ligament.
Coach Marc Trestman confirmed the season-ending injury Monday and said Melton will have surgery in a few weeks.