NFL veteran and Atlanta native Adam “Pacman” Jones was assaulted by an airport contract worker at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, police said.
The ABM worker, identified as Frank Ragin, made a gesture toward Jones at about 10 p.m. Tuesday, Atlanta police said. Jones confronted the man about what he meant by the gesture and the two began to argue, according to police.
The argument occurred on concourse B near Gate B6, police said.
Ragin allegedly punched Jones, injuring his face. He also allegedly struck Jones’ companion, who has not been identified, injuring her hand.
Police said Jones, 34, then pushed Ragin to the ground. Police eventually determined Ragin was the primary aggressor.
Ragin, who was charged with two counts of battery, was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital to be treated for his injuries.
ABM is a contractor for the airport that deals with building maintenance and facility services. The company said Ragin has been suspended until a full investigation by Atlanta police and an internal ABM review have been completed.
“ABM is committed to providing and promoting a safe environment for employees and customers,” an ABM representative told AJC.com Wednesday afternoon.
Jones and his companion declined medical treatment.
Jones, who was drafted in 2005 out of West Virginia by the Tennessee Titans, has also played for the Dallas Cowboys and Cincinnati Bengals. The cornerback, a Westlake High School graduate, played in nine games for the Bengals last season.