Thursday, May 1, 2008 | 2 p.m.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A man charged with shooting three people outside a Las Vegas strip club denies he was involved and accused suspended cornerback Pacman Jones of ordering the shooting and framing him to avoid identifying the real shooter.
Arvin Kenti Edwards of Renton, Wash., is being held in a Washington state jail on $1 million bail pending extradition to Nevada. He talked with WTVF-TV in Nashville by phone for a report that aired Wednesday.
Jones was traded to the Dallas Cowboys by Tennessee last week.
Edwards told the TV station in a telephone interview that Jones lied to police about the Feb. 19, 2007, shooting at the Minxx club that left an employee paralyzed and two other people wounded. Edwards said Jones paid someone for the shooting but that it wasn't him.
He accused the cornerback of lying to help his plea deal as Jones tries to return to the NFL. Jones was traded by Tennessee to Dallas last week.