Police say Jones refused to comply with law enforcement following his arrest, and tried to headbutt an officer. He then allegedly spat at a nurse at the county jail.
Records show the 33-year-old was charged with assault, disorderly conduct, obstructing official business and harassment with a bodily substance. The latter represents a felony charge; the other three charges are misdemeanors.
Jones was booked at 12.25am local time and was arraigned on Tuesday morning. Jones, via his attorney during the arraignment, said he “vehemently denies” the accusations. A judge sent Jones’s bond at $37,500.
The Bengals said in a statement: “We are aware of and are working to gather full information, but policy is that it’s inappropriate for the club to comment on unresolved legal matters.”
Local news reports said Jones was seen beating on a hotel room door while screaming and swearing, and “pushing and poking” a man in the eye.
Police arrived and arrested him. Jones allegedly refused to enter the police car and pulled away before kicking and headbutting an officer. Police said he then spat on the hand of a nurse while he was being booked into the Hamilton County justice center.
Jones has had a string of legal troubles over his career. In 2011, he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct after an incident in a bar. In 2013, he was charged with assault outside another bar in Cincinnati, but was found not guilty.
He was the sixth overall draft pick in 2005 but found life difficult with the Tennessee Titans. He missed the 2007 season through suspension and sat out the 2009 season when no team was interested in him.
He joined the Bengals in 2010.
This article was written by Guardian sport, for theguardian.com on Tuesday 3rd January 2017 14.50 Europe/Londonguardian.co.uk © Guardian News and Media Limited 2010
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