According to Owczarski, the Bengals won’t make a decision regarding Jones until they review all of the information pertaining to his case.
Jones faces felony charges for harassment with a bodily substance (spitting), and misdemeanor charges for assault, disorderly conduct, and obstructing police.
An NFL spokesman hasn’t commented on the ongoing investigation.
Although, it’s possible the NFL could suspend Jones, consider the fact that he’s had a number of off-the-field issues over the course of his career.
While it’s possible the Bengals could part ways with Jones if he’s suspended for the incident, it’s possible that they could hold on to him, given that there are questions about the team’s cornerback depth outside of Dre Kirkpatrick, who’s in line to be a free agent.
Jones, 33, is a former first-round pick by the Titans in the 2005 NFL Draft. He was in Tennessee for two years before serving a year-long suspension in 2007 for violating personal conduct policy. Jones later signed with the Cowboys for one season before landing a three-year deal with the Bengals.
Jones just finished the first year of a three-year, $22 million contract that included $6 million guaranteed.
In 2016, Jones appeared in all 16 games for the Bengals and recorded 66 total tackles, one interception, seven pass defenses, and one forced fumble. Pro Football Focus graded him as the No. 36 overall cornerback out of 112 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Jones as the news is available.