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Dallas Cowboys' 'Pacman' Jones involved in fight at hotel

IRVING — Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones is in trouble again.

CBS/Channel 11 first reported Wednesday that Jones was involved in a fight Tuesday night at the Joule Hotel in Dallas, damaging a bathroom.

Police were called to the scene, but no charges were filed.

At least two sources confirmed the incident for the Star-Telegram.

According to the sources, Jones was attending a party hosted by the rapper Ludacris, who is in town shooting a movie with actor Mark Wahlberg.

Jones apparently got in a violent scuffle with his bodyguards. According to a source, it’s not the first time Jones and one of his bodyguards have come to blows.

Tuesday’s altercation came less than two weeks after Jones had been told by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to refrain from going out and to keep a lower profile.

“We have no comment on the report,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Wednesday night.

Staying out of social situations that could lead to trouble were part of the stipulations of Adam Jones’ reinstatement to the league after being suspended in 2007 for repeated violations of the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

"It’s in his best interest to keep that profile low," Jerry Jones said recently.

Coincidentally, news of Jones’ latest incident came the same day NFL commissioner Roger Goodell visited the Cowboys’ Valley Ranch facility.

Goodell talked to the team about the collective bargaining agreement. He had been in San Antonio earlier in the day for a speaking engagement.

Adam Jones had seemingly been showing he could stay out of trouble before Tuesday’s altercation.

Jones, acquired by Dallas in an off-season trade with the Tennessee Titans, has been arrested six times and involved in a dozen incidents requiring police intervention since the Titans drafted him in the first round in 2005. That includes his connection to a shooting at a Las Vegas strip club in February 2007.

Jones was suspended in April 2007 and missed all of last season with the Titans. He was traded to Dallas in April, and then allowed in June by Goodell to join the team in training camp and preseason games. Goodell granted him full reinstatement before the season opener when Jones promised to do his best to stay clear of trouble.

“I have to conduct myself like an NFL player to make sure none of these actions come again,” Jones said then. “I work hard every day to make sure I don’t make the same mistakes. Can I say I would never ever make the same mistakes? No, I can’t say that. I’ll make sure I put myself in way better situations than I have put myself in the past.”

Adam Jones leads the Cowboys with 11 pass deflections and is sixth in tackles with 22.

Before coming to Dallas, Goodell said to reporters in San Antonio, "Adam knows how much emphasis I put on making sure that he makes good choices going forward, that he avoids situations where he can reflect poorly on himself, the Cowboys or the NFL. So far he seems to have been able to do that very effectively.

“I am supportive of him and am hopeful that he will be able to do that for the rest of his life. I am hoping he will not only be a great NFL player but he will continue to do the right things so he can lead a productive life off the field as well."

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