Adam Jones loses $12.4M appeal

LAS VEGAS -- The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld an order for Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Adam "Pacman" Jones to pay more than $12.4 million in damages in the shooting of two former Las Vegas strip club doormen, including one left paralyzed during a 2007 melee.

The unanimous state high court ruling issued Thursday keeps Jones on the hook to pay Tommy Urbanski and his ex-wife, Kathy.

The justices upheld a trial judge's decision to remove the NFL from the case, and rejected Jones' contention that damage awards for Urbanski and co-worker Aaron Cudworth didn't legally correspond to findings of liability.

Jones wasn't the gunman, but Las Vegas police alleged he instigated a brawl by throwing handfuls of cash toward dancers inside the crowded club.

Urbanski and Cudworth were wounded outside.