‘Pacman’ will reportedly avoid jail time
Suspended Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones is prepared to take a plea deal that will get him probation in a Las Vegas strip club triple shooting in an attempt to salvage his football career.
Under the written plea agreement obtained by the AP, Jones intends to plead no contest to one charge of conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct, a gross misdemeanor, in return for a promise to suspend a sentence of one year in jail.
Las Vegas police identified Jones as the person who incited a Feb. 19 fight inside the Minxx Gentlemen’s Club minutes before three people were shot outside.
Lineman sues Houston
Texans offensive lineman Fred Weary sued the city of Houston and two police officers for an arrest in which he was shot with a Taser gun during a traffic stop last November.
In his lawsuit, filed in federal court, Weary is accusing the city and officers Margaret McGivern and Joe Vasquez of violating his civil rights through excessive force, assault, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution.
Chiefs’ Johnson still out
The swelling in Larry Johnson’s injured right foot is subsiding, although not enough for the Kansas City Chiefs running back to play this week against the Indianapolis Colts.
The team is still calling the injury a midfoot sprain despite a report last week saying he had a broken foot.
Around the league
The Carolina Panthers waived quarterback Drew Olson after signing him to the practice squad last week. … Arizona Cardinals defensive end Bertrand Berry will miss the rest of the season because of a torn left triceps. Berry was hurt in Sunday’s 31-21 victory over Detroit. … Two days after leading the Bills to another come-from-behind win, quarterback J.P. Losman was selected as the starter for Buffalo’s game against unbeaten New England on Sunday. … Cleveland Browns cornerback Leigh Bodden will go on trial Feb. 4 on charges of being verbally abusive with police at an airport. … A personal trainer who claims ties to professional football players in Dallas and Atlanta pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute thousands of units of anabolic steroids. David Jacobs entered the plea as part of deal with prosecutors. No players’ names came up during the hearing.