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Tennessee Titan's Pacman suspended over spitting charge

AFP , NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE

The Tennessee Titans on Wednesday suspended cornerback Pacman Jones for Sunday's NFL game against Jacksonville over a pair of off-field incidents.

Jones is facing another misdemeanor assault charge, the second incident this year in which he accused of spitting on a woman.

"This action is not a result of our belief that he [Jones] was guilty or not guilty as far as the last incident was concerned, but rather it is a result of an accumulation of poor decisions that he's made over his career here," Titans coach Jeff Fisher said.

Jones is scheduled to be booked Nov. 17 on a charge of misdemeanor assault stemming from an incident at a nightclub on Thursday.

The police report stated that Jones became verbally abusive to a woman and "spit a huge amount of mucus" on the woman's face.

Jones was arrested on misdemeanor charges of public drunkenness and disorderly conduct in August. Jones is due in court for those charges on Jan. 11.

If he pleads guilty, Jones could face further discipline for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

Jones was not surprised when Fisher told him of the suspension before practice on Wednesday.

"He was expecting it, anticipating it, and he accepts it," Fisher said.

The sixth overall pick in the last year draft, Jones had the first interception of his career, returned a punt 53 yards for a touchdown and recorded eight tackles in a 28-22 win over Houston last Sunday.

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