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Adam Jones' assault trial begins

Adam Jones, Cincinnati Bengals
Adam Jones will have to fit a trial into his NFL work schedule.
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CINCINNATI (AP)

A trial has concluded for the day for Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones, who is charged with assaulting a woman at a nightclub.

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Witness testimony began Monday after brief opening statements.

Jones has pleaded not guilty and was released on his own recognizance after his June arrest. He is accused of hitting a 34-year-old woman at a downtown Cincinnati nightclub. A police report listed the injury as apparently minor.

The trial is expected to continue Tuesday afternoon.

Aside from the legal outcome, Jones could be punished by the National Football League under its conduct policy.

Jones has had previous legal troubles and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct in another case.

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