The suspension stems from Jones’ arrest on Jan. 3.
Jones was accused of assaulting a man at a Cincinnati hotel, and refusing to obey police.
He also faced felony charges of harassment with a bodily substance, after allegedly spitting on a nurse, but that charge was dismissed. Misdemeanor charges of assault and disorderly conduct were dropped in exchange for pleading guilty to one misdemeanor charge of obstructing police.
Jones has three days to appeal the league’s decision, according to Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
The NFL provided rationale for the suspension in a letter to Jones, obtained by Dehner:
Extensive video documentation of the tone, tenor and nature of your interactions with law enforcement at the site of your arrest, during transportation to the jail, and during the booking process. As you acknowledged, your post-arrest words and actions reflected poorly on you and your family, the Cincinnati Bengals football club, and the NFL. 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.
Jones’ agent, Peter Schaffer, released the following statement on behalf of his client:
The letter just came down. We are still in the process of reviewing the letter and the contents. We are exploring all options. We are keeping in mind what is best for Adam and the Bengals.
Jones recorded 66 tackles and one interception last season.
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