The number of teams interested in acquiring Pacman Jones may finally have dwindled to zero. The former Tennessee and Dallas Cowboy did not appear for a workout in New Orleans today, but I’m sure he had a really good excuse.
Jones was supposed to hold his own workout for scouts after Tulane University finished its Pro Day. The Jones appearance was neither organized nor sanctioned by Tulane and school officials at the Pro Day said they had no information on Jones scrapping his workout. –Times-Picayune.
You know you’re in bad shape when even the Bengals don’t want you; one would presume that at this point, it’s CFL or bust for Pacman. Or he could stick a ribbon in his hair and re-brand himself as “Ms. Pacman.” There has been some documented success of catalyzing a renaissance with that.
Adam Jones is not moving out of the country. Thought to be spending at least part of his fall in the Canadian Football League, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are reporting that such a deal has fallen through.
The CFL team announced Wednesday it has ended its pursuit of the controversial ex-NFL cornerback, one day after multiple reports said Jones would play for the team.
“It is unfortunate that this situation became public; however, our position has remained consistent,” Blue Bombers coach Mike Kelly said in a statement. “We will pursue athletes that we believe will contribute to our organization on and off the field.via.
This seems like one of those ploys where a guy acts like he’s going to play someplace in hopes that someone else will swoop in with a better offer at the 11th hour and makes all his blues go away. But that didn’t happen here, and even though Pacman seemingly had a job playing football, he turned it down. Doesn’t make sense to me, because now the West Virginia product has nothing left but a whole lotta time to kill.
Adam Jones is moving out of the country. No, he hasn’t been deported. He’s reached an agreement to play for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL.
Jones agreed in principle to a one-year deal with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers late Monday night and is expected to join the team as early as Wednesday. “It’ll be a good experience for me to get back in game shape and compete and play football, which I like to do,” Jones told SI.com. “I’m real happy for the opportunity that’s been given to me. Of course it’s disappointing to me to not be playing in the NFL. But things happen and you have to adjust.” via, via.
Everyone in the NFL seems to be sick of Pacman’s crap, and it’s understandable. A player prone to suspension is no different than a player prone to injury, and neither is worth the money if he can’t stay on the field. So now Jones will probably get suspended while hurting himself and cap off a notably dubious career. Wow, “cap off” is the best way I can phrase that? Let’s see if I can do better. Oh, damn, I already hit “Publish.” Oh, well.
Here’s some video footage from the club where Adam “Pacman” Jones famously made it rain during the NBA’s All Star Weekend in 2007. The video, which abruptly ends before the alleged shooting of three club employees takes place, was used as evidence in the trial of Arvin Edwards, the gunman allegedly connected to Jones.
Jones told police he arrived at the club with “close to $100,000.” He took $40,000 out of his Louis Vuitton bag and exchanged it for several stacks of $1 bills, which he put in a black trash bag, according to his statement. So much money was thrown onto the main stage that dancers, after their sets, started filling buckets with the loose bills covering the stage.
“Don’t start getting the money until I tell y’all to get off the stage,” Dupri said. “… Just keep f—ing dancing! Don’t bend down and try to get your money.”
And that’s when, according to the report, Jones grabbed one of the dancers by the hair and punched her in the face. Jones was “forcibly removed” from the club. I guess punching strippers in the face hasn’t really caught on out west yet.
Jones and his entourage were thrown out of the club. Moments later, prosecutors say, a lone gunman — a man they say was Edwards — stepped from behind a palm tree at the front of the club and opened fire.
Pacman, who no longer wishes to be called Pacman, was released by the Cowboys in February, and may not see the field this year, or ever again. He’s not under suspension at the moment, but it’s still mid-July. You gotta give the kid time to work his way into midseason form. The Bengals would certainly be in the market for a stripper-puncher. That sounds like a piece of office equipment, doesn’t it?
When the Cowboys cut Adam “Pacman” Jones earlier this year, no one was sure who–if anyone–would be willing to take the sloppy thirds of the former Dallas Cowboys cornerback. However, one possible team presented itself over the weekend–the Dallas Cowboys. Yep. From the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram:
ASYLUM POLL: Whose return is more ridiculous: Pacman’s or Plaxico’s?
A giddy Jerry Jones, reached in his private suite after the George Strait concert Saturday night to open the new Cowboys Stadium, asked a reporter, “Would you beat me up too bad if I brought back Adam?”
The Cowboys’ owner said he is considering the move even though it’s a long shot.
Pacman’s agent said that “several teams” are interested, but mentioned that he had not spoken to the Cowboys. The Bengals, for the record, used first-round picks in 2006 and 2007 to bring in cornerbacks Jonathan Joseph and Leon Hall, respectively. Of course, that means nothing to a team that can bring in a guy charged with assault, accessory to murder, and a pro wrestling resume. No wonder Jerry Jones seems so eager to lock that down.
Part 1 of the most recent Pacman saga was him getting cut. Part 2 was the revelation that ESPN was alleging he was the cause of another strip club shooting, and a bunch of bloggers and talking heads immediately assumed he was responsible for the shooting. Part 3 was Pacman threatening to sue, and a bunch more bloggers and talking heads called out ESPN for making “unfounded” allegations.
Part 4 is this video, a sneak peek at this weekend’s coming “Outside the Lines” where ESPN’s John Barr digs up three witnesses/victims, and surveillance video that seemingly supports their claims that Pacman orchestrated the shooting.
So who’s wrong and who’s right and who’s getting shot and who’s getting sued? I dunno, man. I hate these stories that slowly unravel like a sweater made of onions, plus someone sent me some photos of a particularly fluffy kitten, so what were we talking about? Oh right. Adam Jones will never play in the NFL again.