LAS VEGAS (CN) – More legal troubles have hit suspended NFL player Adam “Pacman” Jones. A Las Vegas law firm says he owes it $24,000 for defending him in a shooting incident that began in a dispute over money showered on a stripper.
Watt, Tieder, Hoffnar & Fitzgerald sued Jones in Clark County Court.
In February 2007, media reports put Jones at the center of a triple shooting at a strip club that left a bouncer paralyzed.
Police say the incident began when Jones became angry after a woman picked up money he had showered on a stripper. Jones and his entourage were ejected from the club; police say another man returned and opened fire on the crowd. Jones faced two charges of felony coercion. The charges were reduced in December to one misdemeanor charge of conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct. He pleaded no contest, and in exchange for the lesser charge agreed to talk to police about the alleged gunman.
A police report later surfaced, accusing Jones of paying various people $15,000 in “extortion” money after the incident.
Jones was suspended for the 2007 NFL season for his alleged role in the scuffle, and for misconduct off the field. He has been arrested six times since being drafted in 2005, according to published reports.
In May, prosecutors sought to file a felony arrest warrant against him unless he paid on three markers worth $20,000 from Caesars Palace in September 2007. Jones repaid the money within a day of the complaint’s filing.
The latest lawsuit against Jones, for legal fees, does not indicate what the fees are for. It was filed by John Muije with Muije Varricchio.