Prose­cu­tor awaits league’s sanc­tions on Ben­gals’ Jones

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - SPORTS -

CINCIN­NATI — An Ohio prose­cu­tor says he wants to know what pun­ish­ment Adam “Pac­man” Jones of the Cincin­nati Ben­gals faces from the NFL be­fore de­cid­ing how to pro­ceed over Jones’ lat­est ar­rest. Hamil­ton County Prose­cu­tor Joe

told WKRC-TV that he’s ask­ing “what is the nor­mal” for a player with mul­ti­ple of­fenses and who’s been sus­pended be­fore.

An NFL spokesman told The As­so­ci­ated Press on Thurs­day that Jones’ case is “un­der re­view” and de­clined to com­ment fur­ther.

Jones was jailed Jan. 3 on charges he head-butted po­lice and spit on a nurse af­ter his ar­rest for as­sault. Au­thor­i­ties say he was so com­bat­ive he had to be placed in a re­straint chair.

Lineback­ers coach Matt has been pro­moted to de­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor as a re­place­ment for Vance Joseph, the Den­ver Bron­cos’ new coach.

Burke joined the Dol­phins in 2016 and coached an in­jury-plagued unit led by line­backer Kiko Alonso.

Burke was also lineback­ers coach for the Lions (2009-13) and Ben­gals (2014-15). He was an as­sis­tant with the Ti­tans from 2004 to 2008.

He takes over a unit that al­lowed a fran­chise-record 6,122 yards, even though the Dol­phins won 10 games and made the play­offs for the first time in eight years.

Ravens: Bal­ti­more has hired Greg Ro­man to be its se­nior of­fen­sive as­sis­tant and tight ends coach.

Ro­man was fired as the Buf­falo Bills’ of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor two weeks into the 2016 sea­son. He came to Buf­falo in 2015 af­ter spend­ing four sea­sons as of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor of the San Fran­cisco 49ers.

Ro­man will work with of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Marty Morn­hin­weg.

Ro­man re­turns to the Ravens af­ter serv­ing as the team’s as­sis­tant of­fen­sive line coach from 2006-07.

Jets: De­fen­sive line­man Leonard Wil­liams is re­plac­ing in­jured pass rusher Khalil Mack of the Oak­land Raiders in the Pro Bowl.

Wil­liams, who led the Jets with seven sacks and 25 quar­ter­back hits in his sec­ond NFL sea­son, was ini­tially se­lected as a first al­ter­nate to the AFC team.

It will be the first Pro Bowl ap­pear­ance for Wil­liams, se­lected with the No. 6 over­all pick by the Jets in the 2015 draft. He was the youngest player in fran­chise his­tory to be se­lected team MVP this sea­son.

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