NFL veteran Adam "Pacman" Jones was assaulted by an airport worker at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, 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.
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 played in nine games for the Bengals last season.