Former Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones fought off an Atlanta airport employee who was charged with battery after starting an altercation with the National Football League veteran, police said.
According to TMZ Sports, ABM employee Frank Ragin "made a gesture" toward Jones that resulted in Jones confronting him.
The altercation was captured on video. Jones approached Ragin and a verbal altercation ensued.
The two men exchange blows until Jones lands a right punch that sends Ragin to the ground.
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Ragin was arrested for two counts of battery; in addition to Jones, Jones' female companion injured her hand in the scuffle. Misdemeanor counts of assault and disorderly conduct were dismissed at the prosecution's request, and Jones received time served for the two days he spent in jail following his arrest.
Pacman and his friend are said to have declined medical treatment.
Police arrested Ragin for starting the fight, having determined that Jones only fought in self defense, TMZ reports.
Jones, who missed the entire 2007 season for numerous violations of the NFL's personal conduct policy, has spent the past eight seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals but he is now a free agent.
That was one of a string of suspensions for off-field behavior, including a ban for the entire 2007 season after repeated run-ins with authorities.