Stop us if you've heard this before: Adam Jones has been arrested.
The Bengals cornerback was taken into custody on Thursday night after two women approached him and asked for a photo.
The troubled star reportedly agreed… only for one woman to throw a beer bottle at him and for Jones to retaliate with a slap to the face.
It's actually caught on camera around the 50-second mark of this surveillance video:
Tweeted Jones yesterday morning:
"Just got arrested for protecting myself, I will not let this break me or change what I have work so hard for…”
The defensive player's agent, Peter Schaffer, has referred to the arrest as “a travesty of justice" and added:
“If it was anybody other than Adam Jones, [police] would have investigated it. If it was anybody other than Adam Jones, they wouldn’t have arrested him.”
Multiple witnesses do apparently confirm Jones' account.
He was drafted sixth overall by the Tennessee Titans in 2005, but endless legal issues for Jones led to a one-year suspension in 2007-08 and a trade to Dallas in 2008. He ended up in Cincinnatti two years later.
A year ago, Jones was ordered to pay $11 million for his role in a 2007 strip club shooting.
In other legal NFL news, Chad Johnson has been jailed for 30 days.