Former Cincinnati Bengal Adam "Pacman" Jones, who has had run-ins with the law and a few NFL suspensions over his career, was the victim of an assault Tuesday night at the Atlanta airport, according to reports and a video captured by TMZ.
According to a report by The Associated Press, an employee of ABM cleaning company, identified as Frank Ragin, gestured toward Jones about 10 p.m. Tuesday, initiating a confrontation and argument near Gate B6.
In the video, Ragin appears to strike or shove Jones first, escalating the conflict.
Jones' companion attempted to intervene, and apparently was also struck, injuring her hand, police said.
Jones eventually landed a blow that took Ragin to the ground.
Police determined Ragin was the aggressor, the AP said, and he was charged with two counts of battery and taken to the hospital to treat his injuries.
Jones, 34, and his companion did not comment, and he was not charged.
Drafted by the Tennessee Titans in 2005 out of West Virginia, Jones had played for the Bengals since 2010, including nine games last season. He was declared a free agent this spring.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.