CINCINNATI (AP) -- A judge has found Bengals cornerback Adam Jones not guilty of an assault charge accusing him of punching a woman in the head.
A visiting judge in Hamilton County Municipal Court heard the case after Jones waived a jury trial. The misdemeanor count carries a possible sentence of up to six months in jail.
Jones had pleaded not guilty and was released on his own recognizance after his arrest in June. He was accused of hitting 34-year-old Shannon Wesley outside a downtown Cincinnati nightclub.
The prosecutor said Jones had insulted Wesley and some other women, calling them fat and ugly. The prosecutor said that Wesley poured beer on Jones and Jones struck her, knocking her down.
Jones could be punished by the National Football League under its conduct policy.
The Bengals released the following statement about the verdict:
"The club is pleased for Adam that he's been exonerated. It's good that he's able to put this behind him and turn his full attention to continuing to make strong contributions to help the team win on the field."
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Willie Moore scored 17 points and eighth-seeded Miami (Ohio) held off ninth-seeded Kent State in the opening round of the Mid-American…
Middletown police officers found the body of a woman inside a vehicle in Middletown Monday afternoon.
The Reds have been outscored 20-3 in their last three games and now have a spring training record of 4-10.
A man of East Price Hill is expected to appear in court Tuesday morning, about two years after his "hoarder house" became a problem…
The Union Township nanny accused of producing and possessing child pornography will be in court Tuesday to change his plea from not guilty to…
From March 2012 to March 2013, the year prior to the casino opening, there were a total of 38 crimes reported in the area surrounding the…
Find out about minority inclusion at City Hall, efforts to deal with Cincinnati's looming deficit and more on Political Cocktail.
An unidentified man robbed a bank on South Gilmore Road at about 11:45 a.m. Monday.
Members of University of Cincinnati's faculty union have overwhelmingly approved the contract hammered out after protracted negotiations.
Undercover narcotics agents in Butler County were busy over the weekend, netting thousands of dollars in drugs, three vehicles, a hand gun…