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Adam Jones suspended for the National Football League opener

Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Friday that Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was suspended for one game by the NFL.Jones has not directly commented on the letter or whether he will appeal, but his agent Peter Schaffer released a statement shortly after receiving notice of the suspension. He was arrested outside the hotel, and police video showed him protesting that he hadn’t done anything to deserve it, loudly demanding, “Let me go!” and at times struggling with officers while yelling obscene insults.Jones said he has been going to anger management classes and alcohol-related treatment since the arrest. Jones was charged with felony harassment of a bodily substance and misdemeanor charges of obstructing official business, disorderly conduct and assault.Jones pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge from the January incident, the latest in a history of off-the-field legal issues for the National Football League veteran. He faced a felony charge for allegedly spitting on a nurse at the jail into which he was being booked.The 33-year-old is eligible to participate during training camp, which opens on July 27, and all preseason games and can return to the active roster on Monday, September 11.”While it is our understanding that appropriate apologies have been publicly extended, they do not completely negate your behavior and admission of culpability for the underlying conduct”, the league said.Jones will miss the Bengals’ season opener against the Ravens and will be eligible to return when Cincinnati plays the Texans on Thursday night in Week 2.Jones has been disciplined by the league before, including a suspension for the entire 2007 season after an incident in Las Vegas left a man paralyzed. Jones was later ordered to pay $12 million in damages to the victim.However, Jones has signed three Bengals contracts since he caught on with Cincy in 2010.