LAS VEGAS - The Las Vegas district attorney said suspended NFL player Adam "Pacman" Jones has paid a $20,000 gambling debt to a casino.

The D.A. said Jones found a way to pay off his debts within 24 hours of a criminal complaint being filed, and that the case is closed.

Court documents filed yesterday showed the D.A. was seeking a felony arrest warrant for the 24-year-old Jones unless he made good on three casino markers he received last Sept. 3 at Caesars Palace.

Jones paid a total of $21,675, including $1,675 for D.A.'s office processing fees and penalties.


Minnesota cut ties with former first-round pick Erasmus James, who became associated with a monumentally disappointing 2005 draft.

The Vikings waived James after he failed to pass a physical and now have hardly anything to show for a 2005 draft that was supposed to shore up several weak spots in the post-Randy Moss era.

Minnesota chose James out of Wisconsin with the 18th overall pick, envisioning him as the pass-rushing defensive end they had sorely lacked since the days of Chris Doleman. But after notching four sacks in 15 games during his rookie season, James had a series of serious knee injuries that derailed his time with the Vikings.

The 25-year-old James leaves the Vikings with just five career sacks and 38 tackles in three seasons.


Cleveland signed veteran cornerback Terry Cousin to a two-year contract to help the Browns' thin secondary.

Cousin played in 156 games and made 68 starts with six teams during an 11-year NFL career. He played in 16 games last season for Jacksonville.


Former NFL player Rich Tylski reached a deal in Jacksonville, Fla., to eventually drop child-abuse charges against him after he admitted hitting his adopted daughter, whose name was not released.

Tylski will be in the prosecutors' program for first-time offenders for about a year or until his completes anger and parenting classes, his lawyer, Robert Willis, said. If Tylski completes the program, the charges will be dropped.