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Adam 'Pacman' Jones

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NFL Star Appears to Punch Woman In Face

6/10/2013 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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New surveillance footage has surfaced appearing to show NFL star Adam "Pacman" Jones bashing a woman in the face outside of an Ohio nightclub after she seemingly poured a drink on him.

Pacman insists he was merely "protecting himself" during the Wednesday night altercation outside of a Cincinnati nightclub ... and judging from the video, it seems the woman made the first aggressive move.

The footage (around the 1:55 mark) shows a woman reaching over to Pacman with what appears to be a drink in her hand.  It seems the woman poured her drink on Jones ... and he reacted by unleashing a punch to her head.

The woman filed a police report accusing Jones of assault -- and earlier today, the Cincinnati Bengals player turned himself in.

Pacman has defended himself on Twitter -- writing, "Just got arrested for protecting myself ...  I will not let this break me or change what I have work so hard for ... ."

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