Cornerback Adam Jones of the National Football League's Tennessee Titans has been banned for the entire 2007 season without pay for engaging in conduct detrimental to the league on numerous occasions.
Jones was not only implicated in a shooting in Las Vegas earlier this year, but he has been involved in 10 incidents and arrested five times since entering the NFL in 2005.
Nicknamed "The PacMan," he is considered a rising star on the Titans team but has become the first victim of an NFL crackdown on player behavior off the field.
Last month, Las Vegas police recommended prosecutors file charges against Jones, stemming from a February 19 shooting at a strip club which left one victim with a severed spinal cord.
The NFL also announced that Chris Henry of the Cincinnati Bengals has been banned for the first eight matches of next season. Henry has had four arrests in the last three years.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP.