Cops: 'Pacman' Paid Extortion Cash in Vegas Shooting

Suspended NFL star gave gunman $15K
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2008 11:41 PM CDT
Cops: 'Pacman' Paid Extortion Cash in Vegas Shooting
Tennessee Titans' Adam "Pacman" Jones hands out boxes of food and personal-care items to families at Word of God Ministries in Atlanta on Tuesday, April 1, 2008.    (AP Photo/W.A. Harewood )

Adam "Pacman" Jones paid "extortion" money to a 29-year-old man arrested for a Las Vegas strip club shooting that left a club employee paralyzed, police said. Arvin Kenti Edwards, of Renton, Wash., allegedly used go-betweens to reach Jones, who paid $15,000 in two installments after the shooting, according to a police report obtained Monday.

"He paid $15,000 to his friends, who advised him that if he didn't pay the money then this guy would come after him," said Robert Langford, Jones' lawyer in Las Vegas. Jones, 24, went to Seattle on Friday and picked Edwards from a police lineup, Langford said. He said Jones identified Edwards as the man who opened fire with a handgun, outside the strip club during the NBA's 2007 All-Star Weekend. (More football stories.)

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