As Las Vegas police attempt Wednesday to sway the district attorney that it has a stronger case against Adam "Pacman" Jones, the suspended NFL player's agent has confirmed that Jones has provided DNA samples that twice have tested negative in connection with a fight inside a Vegas strip club.
"Yes, that's true," said Michael Huyghue, Jones' agent, of the DNA results.
Sources say that Jones voluntarily submitted his DNA to Las Vegas police "more than a month ago" to determine whether Jones could be linked to DNA that was gathered in connection with the fight inside the club and a shooting outside that left a strip club bouncer paralyzed. Jones gave saliva samples to Las Vegas police, who traveled to Atlanta, Jones' hometown, to collect it.
Jones' DNA sample twice has returned negative results for what apparently included an allegation of a bite during the fight, Huyghue confirmed. The incident occurred during NBA All-Star weekend in February.
"I guess they were hoping it was him," he said.
On Tuesday, Jones dropped his appeal of a yearlong suspension and pledged to repair an image that made the Tennessee Titans cornerback the poster child for NFL misconduct. His decision came after a third meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell in New York.
Las Vegas police are expected to submit their case to District Attorney David Roger on Wednesday after previously announcing on March 26 that they were recommending a felony charge of coercion and misdemeanor charges of battery and threats of life against the Titans' former first-round pick.
Roger had no comment Monday night about the case and would neither confirm nor deny that Jones' DNA had tested negative. The time lapse between the police's recommendation on March 26 and today's attempt at seeking charges against Jones is an indication that the district attorney has not been satisfied with evidence collected in the case.
A source close to Jones said Wednesday this would "actually be the third time the police take this thing to the DA. He's rejected them twice."
Roger declined comment but indicated he had received no formal submission of the case. On Tuesday, Lt. George Castro said police still have not connected what happened inside the strip club and the shooting that
took place outside. No new suspects have been identified.
Chris Mortensen covers the NFL for ESPN.com.