22. Adam “Pacman” Jones, Cincinnati Bengals, Tennessee Titans, Dallas Cowboys:
The infamous Jones came into the league with legal baggage from a fight in West Virginia. In 2005, he got in even more trouble when he was tabbed on assault and vandalism charges at a nightclub in Nashville after the Titans drafted him.
But it was his arrest at Las Vegas strip club Minxx at the 2007 NBA All-Star game that truly found him in real trouble.
There, he, rapper Nelly, and their entourage ‘made it rain’ with $81,000 in one-dollar bills. When a stripper was instructed to collect them, Jones became enraged and allegedly slammed the dancer’s head on the stage. A member of Jones’ group then fired a gun into the crowd, hitting three people, one of whom was a security guard. Jones was arrested and pleaded no contest to one charge of conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct. He was handed a one-year suspended prison sentence, probation, and community service. The NFL suspended ‘Pacman’ for the entire 2007 season, but it was later reduced. He was also ordered to pay $12.6 million to victims in the shooting in 2012, which he later appealed.
Jones was involved in many, many other off-the-field incidents throughout his career, but the strip club shooting was the worst and most prominent. He retired from football in May 2019.