Pacman' surrenders; lawyers fault Vegas authorities

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Adam "Pacman" Jones' lawyers complained Friday that the suspended NFL player's case was unfairly handled by police after Jones surrendered and posted $20,000 bail on felony charges in a strip club melee that preceded a triple shooting.

"They gave us a one-day notice to get people cross-country on warrants that weren't even issued yet," attorney Manny Arora said, alleging that a criminal complaint wasn't filed until Thursday and that defense lawyers had to prod authorities to file an arrest warrant so Jones could turn himself in early Friday morning.

"It just seems like they're more worried about press releases than the facts of the case," Arora said.

Jones and two companions are accused of attacking and threatening employees inside the Minxx strip club during NBA All-Star Weekend shortly before someone opened fire outside the club and wounded three people, including a bouncer who was paralyzed.

Jones' Las Vegas lawyer, Robert Langford, said Jones was processed courteously at the Clark County jail, and was not physically mistreated.

Clark County District Attorney David Roger was out of the office Friday and unavailable for comment.

An aide said the criminal complaint was submitted to Las Vegas Justice Court on Wednesday, and the warrants were issued after 3 p.m. Thursday.

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