Bengals CB Adam "Pacman" Jones ordered to pay $11M for strip club shooting
(CBS/AP) LAS VEGAS - Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones must pay $11 million in damages to two Las Vegas strip club employees injured in 2007 when a lone gunman claiming he was doing Jones' bidding attacked.
A club manager who was left paralyzed and a former bouncer who was wounded stand to collect after the Friday afternoon verdict, which was first reported by the celebrity website TMZ.
Jones' lawyer, Lisa Rasmussen, says there's no evidence Jones was behind the shooting, which occurred after Jones and several other people were ejected from the club. Rasmussen says she plans to appeal the verdict.
The shooter, Arvin Kenti Edwards, demanded $15,000 from Jones for "services rendered" after the shooting.
Jones, who has faced charges in other nightclub arrests, was only a witness to the triple shooting that left two critically wounded, his attorneys have said.
His lawyers have claimed Jones was in Las Vegas to attend the NBA All Star game that weekend and was invited to the Minxx Gentleman's Club, where the shooting occurred in the parking lot as Jones was leaving.
Jones' attorneys say the incident in Las Vegas started as an altercation between women in the club, prompting the owners to turn on the lights and ask everyone to leave. They say Jones and his friends exited the back door of the club and were walking around the front to get in their car when he heard shouting. An altercation allegedly broke out in the parking lot and someone started firing a gun.
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